Hong Kong reported of new zero COVID-19 cases for first time in seven months

 Friday, May 28, 2021 

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Hong Kong marked a day of zero new coronavirus cases for the first time in more than half a year on Thursday, suggesting a promising turnaround in the city’s months-long fight against a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections that emerged last November.

The last time no new daily infections of any kind were reported was on October 14, but the city had just been hit by Typhoon Nangka, with the storm disrupting collection of test samples. The milestone before that was on June 16 last year, at the tail end of the city’s second Covid-19 wave.

Authorities have recently focused their efforts on achieving zero untraceable infections in the community – the longest streak so far being 21 days, broken on May 15 – as a condition for reopening borders with mainland China.

As of Thursday, the city’s official case tally stood at 11,836, with 210 related deaths. There were fewer than five preliminary-positive cases pending confirmation.

Hong Kong marked a day of zero new coronavirus cases for the first time in more than half a year on Thursday, suggesting a promising turnaround in the city’s months-long fight against a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections that emerged last November.

The last time no new daily infections of any kind were reported was on October 14, but the city had just been hit by Typhoon Nangka, with the storm disrupting collection of test samples. The milestone before that was on June 16 last year, at the tail end of the city’s second Covid-19 wave.

Authorities have recently focused their efforts on achieving zero untraceable infections in the community – the longest streak so far being 21 days, broken on May 15 – as a condition for reopening borders with mainland China.

As of Thursday, the city’s official case tally stood at 11,836, with 210 related deaths. There were fewer than five preliminary-positive cases pending confirmation.

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