MADRID, Jan. 31 (Royals Blue) –
The leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, has confirmed that she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on February 4 due to the poor epidemiological situation, after the almost one hundred cases detected this Monday in the former British colony.
“As the pandemic situation has reversed, I will not attend the Winter Olympics, but I will watch them on television, and I wish our three representatives a good result,” said Lam, who explained that he will stay in Hong Kong. to lead efforts against the pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, Hong Kong health authorities have confirmed another 92 cases of coronavirus, of which 80 are local, while the rest could not be traced.
Many of these positives have been located in blocks of buildings in the districts of Kwai Tsing and Wong Tai Sin, so that at least forty homes have been affected by the evacuations, reports the ‘South China Morning Post’.
Lam’s decision comes after Hong Kong health authorities have been warning of an increasing proportion of untraceable cases in recent days, at a time when they could further increase as of Tuesday. when the Lunar New Year holidays begin.
In total, more than 13,700 cases of coronavirus and 213 deaths from the disease have been registered in Hong Kong since the start of the pandemic.