Hong Kong could relax some Covid-19 measures as city sees lowest number of new cases since July

  • The government said it expected to record nine cases today and may relax some of the restrictions placed on restaurants 
  • Beauty parlours and cinemas may also be allowed to reopen
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The Hong Kong government expects to confirm the lowest number of Covid-19 cases since July 3, with about nine new infections recorded on Monday, and may decide to relax some of the social distancing restrictions place on restaurants. 

The government is planning ahead for the next round of social-distancing measures, which will expire on Tuesday. 

On Friday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government might relax some rules including the ban on restaurants serving anything other than takeaway between 6pm and 5am.

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It was also considering allowing some establishments, including beauty parlours and cinemas, to reopen if the coronavirus situation improved.

But the medical source also said another 12 preliminary positive cases had been recorded after the official cut-off.

On Sunday, the city reported 25 new infections, pushing the number of confirmed cases to 4,682, with 77 related deaths.