Hong Kong has recently eased Covid restrictions, but authorities are on the lookout for emerging strains overseas that could spark local transmissions. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong has recently eased Covid restrictions, but authorities are on the lookout for emerging strains overseas that could spark local transmissions. Photo: Felix Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong on the alert for emerging subvariants overseas such as BA.2.75, but data still lacking, top health official says

  • Dr Tony Ko, head of the Hospital Authority, says limited research so far has shown that the response in patients to an infection from mutant strain is similar to that of BA.5
  • Hong Kong records 4,900 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, including 295 imported ones, as daily infections begin to steadily rise again

Hong Kong has recently eased Covid restrictions, but authorities are on the lookout for emerging strains overseas that could spark local transmissions. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong has recently eased Covid restrictions, but authorities are on the lookout for emerging strains overseas that could spark local transmissions. Photo: Felix Wong
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