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Scientist said about the growth and infectivity of coronavirus due to mutations

Infectious coronavirus has increased by 30 percent, said in an interview with the South China Morning Post, the Dean of the medical school of the University of Hong Kong Professor Gabriel Leung.

According to the scientist, the growth can be caused by DNA mutations.

Fled from Hong Kong to USA virologist told the "truth" about COVID-19

Fled to the United States virologist from Hong Kong Lee man Yan said in an interview with U.S. television channel Fox News that the Chinese authorities allegedly found out about the coronavirus long before I reported it.

According to Yan, in 2019, she was one of the first scientists in the world engaged in the study of the novel coronavirus. A virologist told me that he had received from his supervisor at reference laboratory of the world health organization (who) Dr. Leo Pune assignment study a sample of cases similar to SARS (atypical pneumonia. – approx. ed.).

Media: Hong Kong closes schools because of the growth in the number of cases COVID-19

All schools in Hong Kong closes again amid growing number of cases of infection, reports the newspaper South China Morning Post.

According to the newspaper, in recent days in Hong Kong were registered at least 30 new cases, with 11 of them in one housing complex.

In Hong Kong arrested seven people on charges of wounding police officer

The Hong Kong police arrested seven people in the case of wounding of a law enforcement representative with a sharp object during protests on 1 July, according to the police page in Facebook.

The detained suspect that they helped a runaway to buy a plane ticket and get to the airport.

China appreciated the position of Australia in Hong Kong

China reserves the right to take appropriate action in connection with the announced Australia's measures in respect of Hong Kong because of the national security act, said Thursday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.

Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australia suspends extradition agreements with Hong Kong after the entry into force of the law on national security. According to the statement of Morrison, the decision on suspension of the agreement with Hong Kong due to the fact that this law "represents a fundamental change of circumstances". In addition, Australia has provided the opportunity for students, work from Hong Kong who are currently in Australia to stay for another five years and apply for a permit for permanent residence.

Two U.S. airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong

American airlines American Airlines and United Airlines temporarily suspended flights to Hong Kong because of the requirements of the local authorities on the commissioning crews of tests for coronavirus on arrival, according to the newspaper Politico, citing statements by the airlines.

According to the letter of the leadership of the pilots Union, American Airlines has stopped flying to Hong Kong until 5 August. In turn, United Airlines flights suspended until July 10.

The white house announced new measures against China because of the "annexation" of Hong Kong

USA in the near future will take significant new action against China's Hong Kong, as based on the fact that China has "annexed" Hong Kong, said the Advisor to the President for national security Robert O'brien.

"In the coming days and weeks you will see a significant series of measures against China," said O'brien, the journalists of the presidential pool.

The foreign Ministry of China Pompeo called a "politician"

The official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang stated that "won't waste time" to comment on statements by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo about the situation in Hong Kong.

Pompeo previously accused the Chinese authorities in imposing censorship in Hong Kong "Orwellian". According to Pompeo, "local authorities in the spirit of Orwell's Central government has created the office of national security, began to remove books critical of the CCP, from library shelves, banned political slogans and now require schools to censor. He added that so far Hong Kong has prospered, because there's "allow free thinking and freedom of speech at the independent rule of law."

The Chinese Embassy in Russia estimated the national security law on Hong Kong

The adoption of the law on national security in Hong Kong is a necessary measure to fill gaps in the legislation of the special administrative region of the PRC and step to protect China's sovereignty, said the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of China in Russia su Fancy.

"This is a necessary measure to fill gaps in the legislation of Hong Kong in the field of national security. This is a step to protect the sovereignty and security of China, for the sustainable policy of "one country, two systems", he said during an online conference organized by MIA "Russia today".

Pompeo has accused China in the imposition of censorship in Hong Kong "Orwellian"

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo accused the Chinese authorities in imposing censorship in Hong Kong "Orwellian".

"The Chinese Communist party continues to destroy free Hong Kong. Barely had the ink dried on the repressive national security act, as local authorities in the spirit of Orwell's Central government has created the office of national security, began to remove books critical of the CCP, from library shelves, banned political slogans and now require schools to impose censorship," - said in a statement, Pompeo.

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