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Hong Kong reports 5 new imported COVID-19 cases

21 Jul 2021, 22:44 GMT+10

HONG KONG, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported five new imported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 11,970.

The new imported cases were from Bangladesh, Cambodia the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and there was no new local infection reported on Wednesday, according to a CHP statement.

A total of 21 cases have been detected over the past 14 days, including 20 imported and one import-related case.

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region announced Wednesday that most social distancing measures will be kept in place and it has reached a consensus with Singapore to continue to postpone the launch of the air travel bubble program.

As far, some 2.89 million residents have taken at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccines since the rollout started in late February, accounting for 42.5 percent of the eligible population. About 2.07 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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