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At least 100 people in Hong Kong including top government officials have been sent into quarantine after they were found to have attended a large birthday party.
Leader Carrie Lam had said she was “disappointed” to hear about the event that involved the city’s elite.
The party was legal at the time despite a government warning against large gatherings.
Hong Kong imposed strict new Covid restrictions this week.
Dining-in after 18:00 has been banned and venues like bars and gyms will be closed, after a small local outbreak of the Omicron variant was discovered in the city.
“We have been mounting an all-out effort in fighting the epidemic. As top government officials, there is all the more reason for