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HK logs 4 new COVID-19 cases, 4-month-old baby infected

Pedestrians walk on a Kowloon promenade next to Victoria Harbour that provides views of the city skyline in Hong Kong on May 3, 2021.
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HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported four new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including three imported infections, pushing the city’s tally of confirmed cases to 11,824.

In a statement, the Centre for Health Protection said the three imported cases involved a 55-year-old man from Russia, a 29-year-old woman from India, and a 40-year-old woman from Indonesia.They all had no symptoms of the virus.

The local case involved a four-month-old baby boy who was linked to a previous infection. He also had no symptoms, the Centre for Health Protection said

The local case involved a four-month-old baby boy who was linked to a previous infection. He also had no symptoms, the CHP said.  

It added that a total of 38 cases were reported from May 2 to 15, including seven local cases, of which one was untraceable.

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As the epidemic has remained under control, people's lives have started to return to normalcy. Schools will comprehensively resume half-day in-person learning from May 24, and restrictions over eateries and entertainment venues have been relaxed under a "vaccine bubble" program.

However, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, chief secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, still cautioned against the risk of a COVID-19 resurgence in an article on Sunday, calling on the public not to drop off their guard.

Cheung said residents should actively take the vaccine to build herd immunity against the coronavirus.

More than 1.92 million vaccine doses have been administered in Hong Kong since the vaccination program started on Feb 26, with 772,200 people fully vaccinated. 

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Meanwhile, a total of 56 confirmed patients were being treated as of Sunday in 15 public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre, including two patients in critical condition and one in serious condition.

With Xinhua inputs