Lockdown orders will last for up to seven days under the new law. Photo: Getty Images Lockdown orders will last for up to seven days under the new law. Photo: Getty Images
Lockdown orders will last for up to seven days under the new law. Photo: Getty Images

New powers allow Hong Kong government to lock down coronavirus hotspots

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam adopts powerful new tool to combat an escalating fourth wave of the virus and urges residents to stay home as much as possible
  • Authorities tighten social-distancing restrictions, with restaurants to end dine-in service at 6pm and gyms to close, as 100 new cases confirmed

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Lockdown orders will last for up to seven days under the new law. Photo: Getty Images Lockdown orders will last for up to seven days under the new law. Photo: Getty Images
Lockdown orders will last for up to seven days under the new law. Photo: Getty Images
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