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Hong Kong leader orders probe of 13 officials who went to COVID-hit party

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has ordered an inquiry into the behaviour of 13 senior government officials who attended the birthday bash of a delegate to China’s legislature, where two of the 170 guests tested positive for the coronavirus. The officials, along with 19 members of Hong Kong’s new “patriots-only” legislative council – all of whom have so far tested negative – and the other guests were sent to a quarantine facility this week as authorities scramble to contain the emergence of a new wave of cases. Lam said in a late Friday statement she ordered “detailed” invest…

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