Sunday’s statement by the leader of Hong Kong was that the government will consider lifting social distancing laws as the number of COVID-19-related infections continues to decline.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam stated, “I wouldn’t promise now that there’s room for adjustment.” “But after a review, it is our duty to account the findings and the direction that we will be taking.”
Hong Kong is currently battling a huge outbreak. The city, which has 7.4 million inhabitants, recorded over 1,000,000 cases. As they attempt to deal with the high number of deaths, mortuaries have been overwhelmed in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has not yet implemented a tight city-wide lockdown similar to those China regularly enforces to stop the spread of the virus.
However, new infections have been decreasing in the city. Hong Kong had more than 50,000 infections in a single day in March. It recorded 16,583 cases on Saturday.
“Having seen the summit that you have witnessed here,… Lam stated that a responsible government should review these measures regularly to determine if there are any adjustments.
Lam stated that she would present her findings Monday.
The majority of Hong Kong’s COVID-19-related deaths occurred among the unvaccinated. Many were elderly. As of Saturday’s data, 5,437 deaths were reported in the city. This is far more than the 4,638 death toll in China.
Hong Kong is an independent administrative region that counts its deaths separately, even though it is part of China.
Lam said that there could be a resurgence of infections in the city.
Lam stated that the COVID situation was still very serious, even though we have reached the peak and there is a downward trend. “However, we can see that there is a possibility for rebound from sewage surveillance.”