Hong Kong Elite Sent to Quarantine Camp After Disastrous Birthday Bash

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    Tyrone Siu via ReutersAt least 100 well known Hong Kongers are in quarantine after attending a massive birthday party—despite the city state’s regulations against dining indoors after 6 p.m.—adding to what has been a nightmarish week for health authorities trying desperately to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak.The party, which was to celebrate the birthday of top lawmaker Witman Hung, was held before Carrie Lamb banned indoor dining and closed up bars and gyms after Omicron was identified in the city. Hong Kong, like China, has vowed “zero tolerance” in its battle to keep the country COVID-free ahead of the Winter Games next month. The blatant recklessness of those who are supposed to set an example irked Lamb. “We have been mounting an all-out effort in fighting the epidemic,” she said Friday. “As top government officials, there is all the more reason for us to set a good example and avoid attending private gatherings that may pose a major hazard.”Read more at The Daily Beast.

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