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Coronavirus: first Hong Kong case ‘likely’ to involve Delta variant breaks city’s 16-day run of zero local infections

Hong Kong has confirmed what is likely to be its first community coronavirus case involving the more transmissible Delta variant, ending a 16-day run of zero local infections, with health authorities racing to identify the source and contain its spread, putting as many as 180 people into quarantine.As a sudden overnight lockdown and mandatory testing in Tai Po, where the patient lives, uncovered no cases among 2,100 residents screened, officials on Thursday turned their attention to a possible…

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