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Hong Kong to house COVID patients in hotels

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has urged the city’s residents to “remain confident” and support anti-COVID measures. “With utmost concern and unwavering support from President Xi Jinping […] Everyone in society must now unite to weather the fifth wave of the epidemic and show the spirit of Hong Kong to the fullest,” Lam said. According to reports, she spoke with local hotel operators to vacate up to 10,000 hotel rooms for the isolation of patients with mild symptoms and close contacts. Security chief Chris Tang was to oversee the operation of participating isolation hotels, according to Lam.

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