A Hong Kong outbreak tied to dock workers: NYT

Hong Kong’s coronavirus caseload appears to be tapering off, but the port city’s enhanced testing has revealed a new cluster among its dock workers.As Hong Kong deals with a third virus wave, it is ramping up the testing of workers whose jobs expose them to a higher risk of infection. As of Monday, 57 dockside laborers were among 65 cases linked to the city’s Kwai Tsing Container Terminals.
Cramped conditions in the dorms, which hold up to 20 people, could worsen the spread. Two of the dock workers who tested positive had been living temporarily in the port dormitories fashioned from shipping containers. The number of cases in Hong Kong started spiking last month, in part because officials exempted seafarers and airline crews from mandatory quarantine. – The New York Times