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Gym cluster grows as HK reports 47 new cases

2021-03-13 HKT 17:02
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A coronavirus cluster linked to an upmarket gym is still expanding, as authorities on Saturday confirmed that 35 more customers or their close contacts have come down with the disease.

This brought the tally of the cluster linked to Ursus Fitness in Sai Ying Pun to 99 cases. The gym is popular with professionals working in nearby Central, and dozens of offices, including those of several major banks and law firms, have been hit with compulsory testing orders.

At a daily press briefing, Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection was asked whether this is a good time to impose work-from-home policies again.

“Of course, if the offices can arrange work from home, it’s a better social distancing measure than gathering in the office, because if there is one case in the office, we might have to issue compulsory testing notice for all the workers there and also may quarantine some close contacts,” said Chuang.

In total, authorities reported 47 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, among them four are imported.

Officials could not trace the source of infection for four cases.

There are more than 10 preliminary positive cases.