Six Hong Kong politicians in quarantine after a birthday party at a Spanish tapas bar

Four deputies and two important leaders of Hong Kong remain isolated in a quarantine zone for being contacts of a positive Covid-19 after a busy birthday party

Six Hong Kong politicians in quarantine after a birthday party at a Spanish tapas bar

Four deputies and two important leaders of Hong Kong remain isolated in a quarantine zone for being contacts of a positive Covid-19 after a busy birthday party at a Spanish tapas bar in the city. The case has illustrated the authorities of this city that just this Friday applies a new series of restrictions to contain a small local outbreak of contagion by omicron.

The head of immigration of the city, the Secretary of Internal Affairs and four deputies of the Legislative Council have been conducted to quarantine facilities in a remote area of the territory to be isolated for 21 days.

All of them had coincided with a confirmed case of Coronavirus in a multitudinous party celebrated last Monday at the Spanish restaurant Iberian Reserve of the central Wan Chai neighborhood, known for its leisure.

Local media ensure that the event served to celebrate the Birthday of Witman Hung, a member of the Chinese National People's Assembly, the highest legislative organization of the country.

Although the party did not violate the rules in force at that time, the health authorities had recommended three days before citizens avoid the great congregations.

The executive leader of this city, Carrie Lam, said she was "very disappointed" by the attitude of these politicians.

The controversy occurs at a delicate moment. On Wednesday, the first session of the elected legislative council under a new system imposed by Beijing that has eliminated any dissidence in the Chamber is scheduled.

In addition, Hong Kong, which follows the same "Zero Covid" strategy from China and imposes 21-day quarantines to almost all passengers from abroad, just apply time limitations to restaurants and closure of bars, gyms or museums by a small local bud .

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 06:01

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