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Hong Kong health minister defends easing of social-distancing rules amid rise in coronavirus infections

Hong Kong’s health minister on Monday defended the relaxation of social-distancing rules amid suggestions the government moved too early, with new coronavirus infections trending upwards since restrictions were lifted.Speaking shortly before she and senior colleagues were to receive the city’s first Covid-19 vaccinations, Secretary for Food and Health Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee insisted it was too soon for the impact of downgraded Covid-19 rules to be reflected in daily case tallies.The…


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