Gyms, restaurants, salons, bars reopen in Hong Kong

Updated on May 08, 2020 03:24 PM IST

With local transmission of the virus levelling off over the past two weeks, city officials have allowed a partial reopening of eight types of business, but with conditions, reports the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper.

Club members queue outside a gym after it reopened, as staff assist them with temperature checks as part of their measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus in Hong Kong on May 8, 2020.(AFP photo)
Club members queue outside a gym after it reopened, as staff assist them with temperature checks as part of their measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus in Hong Kong on May 8, 2020.(AFP photo)
Hong Kong | ByIndo Asian News Service | Posted by Niyati Singh

For the first time in more than a month, Hong Kong residents on Friday were able to go to gyms, beauty parlours, bars, restaurants, and other public venues which were closed to help combat the spread of Covid-19.

With local transmission of the virus levelling off over the past two weeks, city officials have allowed a partial reopening of eight types of business, but with conditions, reports the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper.

Restrictions on the number of people that can sit together at a restaurant, or meet in public, have also been relaxed, with the limit doubled to eight.

But saunas, karaoke lounges, party rooms and nightclubs must remain closed for at least another two weeks.

The relaxation of the measures was announced by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday.

However, Lam warned that there could be a resurgence of the Covid-19 spread and called on Hong Kong residents to stay alert.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong recorded no new Covid-19 cases on Friday, a day after the city detected four imported cases in residents returning from Pakistan, with the tally standing at 1,044, said the SCMP report.

It marked the 12th time in the past 19 days that no additional infections had been recorded.

It was also the 19th straight day of no locally transmitted cases.

Get Latest World Newsalong with Latest Newsfrom Indiaat Hindustan Times.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, November 28, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals