July 27, 2020 / 8:51 AM / 17 days ago

Hong Kong records 145 cases of coronavirus, new daily high

A health worker puts a swab sample from a taxi driver into a container for COVID-19 test at a makeshift testing station in a parking lot following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Hong Kong, China July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities reported 145 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, of which 142 were locally transmitted, setting a new daily high just hours after the city announced its toughest measures yet to curb a community outbreak.

Reporting By Yanni Chow; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Alex Richardson

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