For the moment, concerns about new Covid infections seemed to be forgotten. Hong Kong’s government had no objection to public viewing in many of the city’s shopping malls on Monday, as thousands of people, some of them standing tightly together, watched the first Olympic victory by one of its athletes ever since the territory was handed over by the UK to the People’s Republic of China. Just a few weeks ago, Covid was stated as the official reason why citizens were forbidden to collectively remember the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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