Hong Kong plans immediate closure of schools to new (Liau Chung-Ren / ZUMA Wire / dpa /)

Hong Kong will close all its schools after the territory registered an increase in local infections of the new coronavirus, the city’s head of education reported on Friday.

The government ordered the closure of all schools starting Monday, bringing forward the start of summer vacation, Kevin Yeung said after the city accounted for 42 local cases this Friday.

The authorities of Hong Kong plans immediate closure of all schools in the region which add to the average of 20 cases a day that have been confirmed, after a couple of weeks ago 29 people who had contracted the disease arrived from Pakistan.

Hong Kong had held steady figures since the pandemic in China stabilized. ANDThis new rise of 42 cases places the number of accumulated cases at 1,365, which means an increase of 204 positives in the last two weeks, coinciding with the arrival of two planes from the Philippines and Pakistan with a total of 30 infections.

So far, the authorities of the former British colony have not confirmed whether the Hong Kong Book Fair, one of the largest and most massive in Asia, will be canceled. and that it is scheduled to take place this year from July 15 to 21, according to the ‘South China Morning Post’ newspaper.

For its part, the Chinese Ministry of Health has reported on Friday that four other imported cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, none of them in Beijing, where the last outbreak that affected 335 people occurred.

School in Hong Kong where two girls are appreciated and one of them wears a mask

The total balance of accumulated cases in China is 83,585. Likewise, the number of deceased remains at 4,634, according to data from the regime, while the number of people who have recovered has risen to 78,609, after the last 19 patients who have left hospitals this Thursday.

Health authorities have added that 342 people are still admitted. Similarly, 3,796 people who have maintained close contact with someone affected continue under medical observation.

After the last four cases from abroad, the Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 1,962 imported, adding the four located in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, in the provinces of Shanxi, Liaoning and Shanghai.

Of the total number of patients arriving from other countries, 1,891 have been discharged after overcoming the disease, but there are still 71 who remain hospitalized, although none are in serious condition.

Lastly, Macao continues with 46 accumulated cases, although all of them have recovered except one.


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