Mon, 26 Oct 2020

HONG KONG, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported Sunday one new local and five imported infections of COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases as far to 5,065.

The CHP said at a press briefing that the new local patient was a 22-year-old construction worker with an unknown transmission chain and his nine close contacts have been put in quarantine.

While the epidemic is subsiding in Hong Kong, public health experts called on people to keep their guard up.

Matthew Cheung, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, urged residents to avoid group gatherings during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday in an online article on Sunday.

COVID-19 has caused 104 related deaths in Hong Kong and left 141 patients still in hospital, according to Hong Kong's Hospital Authority.

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