Experts warn of rebound in Hong Kong Covid cases, elderly urged to get jabs

Dr Ho Pak-leung of the University of Hong Kong says trend in daily caseloads has been on the rise, but public need not to be too worried.

Local health experts have warned of a rebound in coronavirus cases just weeks before Hong Kong celebrates the 25th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, urging the elderly, especially care homes residents, to receive Covid-19 shots as soon as possible.

The warning came as health officials logged 543 new Covid-19 cases, including 86 imported ones, on Monday. No deaths related to the virus were recorded. Hong Kong’s Covid-19 tally stood at 1,215,696 with 9,386 related deaths.

Authorities also confirmed a significant increase in the number of infections at schools, with 204 cases reported at 147 schools.