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HK to extend social distancing measures for 2 more weeks

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Hong Kong, Nov 3 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday that social distancing measures in the city will be extended for two more weeks to ensure a complete control over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lam announced the decision at a press conference, stressing that the anti-pandemic measures cannot stop at present, or all the efforts that Hong Kong has made could be wasted, reports Xinhua news agency.

The social distancing measures put in place by the city government include limiting group gatherings and catering services and shutting multiple types of entertainment venues from bars and karaoke lounges.

Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection said no new confirmed cases were recorded on Monday for the first time in more than 45 days.

The city's overall caseload and death toll stood at 5,337 and 105, respectively.

--IANS

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