The Hong Kong government on Monday extended social distancing measures to Aug. 18 despite a declining number of new cases.

According to a statement, public gatherings of more than two people will be banned during this period. Additionally, in-house dining at restaurants should be limited to only 50% of the venues’ capacity and will not allowed between 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time.

“The Government strongly urges the public to stay at home as much as possible, go out less often unless necessary, and avoid dining out and unnecessary social activities (including private gatherings),” the statement said.

Venues such as fitness centers, swimming pools, and beauty parlors will remain closed, the statement added.

Hong Kong on Monday reported 69 new cases, including 67 local infections.

Source: CNN


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