Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says city to extend social distancing measures

·1 min read

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the government will extend social distancing measures due to expire this week as the city remains on heightened alert after the number of COVID-19 infections climbed back into triple digits.

Lam, speaking at a weekly press briefing, said the government would reveal details later in the day.

On Monday, Hong Kong reported 107 new cases of coronavirus, the highest number in nearly a month, fuelling concern over a new wave of infections in the densely populated city where businesses are already reeling from restrictions.

(Reporting By Clare Jim and Sharon Tam; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)