Hong Kong is using the toughest resources to deal with the coronavirus outbreak in one of the poorest and most densely populated neighborhoods. The closure took place immediately in the Jordan region, on the Kowloon Peninsula, and was announced on Saturday morning (local time). About 10,000 residents were affected by the closure.
There was speculation throughout the day about a possible closure, leading to confusion and a large crowd of stores. The “confined area” will remain closed for 48 hours to allow all residents to be examined. “Until this is done, all people who have to take the test will have to stay home,” the authorities said.
According to the South China Morning Post, this concerns 150 buildings that have infected nearly 9,000 people. Hundreds of police officers stand ready to enforce the lockdown.
The fourth wave
Hong Kong was among the first places to be affected by the Coronavirus after the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan in late 2019. Last year, the total number of infections in Hong Kong remained below 10,000, and about 170 people died from the effects of the infection.
In the past two months, the city has suffered a fourth wave of infections, as authorities struggle to reduce the number of injured.