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Hong Kong in ‘full combat mode’

HONG KONG (AFP) – Construction crews from mainland China were helping Hong Kong build two temporary isolation facilities to house thousands of coronavirus patients yesterday as a senior official declared the city “in full combat mode”.

The crowded Chinese financial hub is in the throes of its worst-ever coronavirus outbreak, registering thousands of confirmed cases a day as hospitals reach breaking point.

A strict zero-Covid policy like China uses kept infections at bay for two years but left the city cut off internationally.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin