Hong Kong reported no locally acquired Covid-19 infections on Saturday – a first in four months.

The news signals an easing of the fourth wave of the coronavirus after an outbreak at fitness centres was thwarted earlier in March.

Photo: May James/HKFP.

On Saturday, the city reported just six imported new cases from India, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippes. On Friday, 11 new cases were detected.

Microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung told RTHK on Saturday that any relaxation of social distancing measures would need to be considered carefully, and the public should not let their guard down.

So far, Hong Kong has seen 11,446 cases and 205 deaths from the virus.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications and New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Al-Jazeera and others.