Hong Kong birthday party exposes nearly 200 people to COVID-19

Hong Kong birthday party exposes nearly 200 people to COVID-19


A birthday bash in Hong Kong forced nearly 200 people — including 13 bureaucrats — to quarantine for COVID-19 despite the government’s pandemic warning, according to reports.

About 170 people, including senior officials and legislators, are in lockdown after Monday’s party for a representative of a mainland Chinese agency.

Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong, Shenzhen Qianhai Authority, Witman Hung is quarantining after attending the birthday party where two attendees tested positive for COVID-19.South China Morning Post via Getty Images Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Caspar Tsui Ying-wai is quarantining as Hong Kong is trying to beat back the Omicron variant. China News Service via Getty Images Christopher Hui, Hong Kong government Secretary for Financial Services

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