. In Case You’ve Missed It Xi urges Hong Kong to control surging COVID-19 cases « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – Hong Kong is facing its worst outbreak of the pandemic, topping 2,000 new COVID-19 cases per day this week. The city government has already instituted strict rules, banning gatherings of more than two households. But health care facilities are beginning to overflow, forcing the city’s Caritas Medical Center on Wednesday to treat some patients in beds outside the building. Xi personally issued instructions and directed Vice Premier Han Zheng to express to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam the high level of concern Chinese Communist Party leaders had about the city’s ongoing outbreak, according to Wen Wei Po, a pro-Beijing news outlet.

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