10,000 Hong Kong residents confined as police cordon off part of Yau Tsim Mong district in bid to beat spreading COVID-19 outbreak

Hong Kong locks down thousands of people in attempt to contain new COVID-19 outbreak

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The government declared a weekend lockdown of around 10,000 residents in a bid to halt the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak. People in the lockdown area, situated in the Yau Tsim Mong district will be tested for the virus.

Authorities said the operation was necessary after 162 confirmed cases were found in 56 housing blocks in the Jordan area between January 1 and January 20.

Hong Kong’s government locked down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday, saying its 10,000 residents must stay home until all of them have been tested for the new coronavirus and results largely determined.​

Hong Kong authorities have taken aggressive measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asian financial and airline hub, but Saturday’s move is the first lockdown in the Chinese-ruled city.

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Clark Kent came to the city of Metropolis to study journalism at Metropolis University. After graduation, Clark took a job at the Daily Planet as a reporter. Under the direction of editor-in-chief Perry White, he quickly gained a reputation as a journalist who was unafraid to cover the injustices of the city, including its political corruption .

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