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Hong Kong imposes its strictest COVID curbs to date as cases soar

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong yesterday imposed its strictest social distancing measures yet as it struggles to maintain a “zero-COVID” policy amid an Omicron-fuelled spike in cases.

Like mainland China, Hong Kong has adhered to a staunch “zero-COVID” policy that has kept infections low through targetted lockdowns and prolonged social distancing measures. The approach has left it one of the most isolated major cities in the world.

But the spread of the Omicron variant in the Chinese territory is threatening to derail the strategy as cases rapidly tick up each day.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin