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Hong Kong ‘on the verge’ of large-scale coronavirus community outbreak: Carrie Lam


A man eats a takeaway meal on a chair placed outside a restaurant in the Kowloon-side Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong in the early morning of July 29, 2020, as new social distancing measures come into effect which include restaurants only being allowed to serve takeaway meals, to combat a new wave of coronavirus infections.

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Hong Kong is on the cusp of a large-scale coronavirus outbreak that may overload its health-care facilities and cost lives, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday as new social distancing measures took effect.

In a prerecorded video address late Tuesday, Lam said there has been an “upsurge” in local infections, and there are…


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