People are standing at a Covid-19 test stand in Hong Kong on November 9. TPG / Sipa USA

Hong Kong recorded 43 new coronavirus cases on Saturday – the biggest daily jump in more than three months, according to a statement from the city’s Center for Health Protection (CHP).

Of the newly reported cases, 36 were broadcast locally, the statement said.

“Given that the situation of Covid-19 infection remains severe and the number of cases reported around the world continues to increase, it is strongly recommended that the public avoid all non-essential travel outside of Hong Kong.” The CHP spokesman was quoted in the statement.

The CHP also urged the public not to go out, to have social contact and to eat out.

The announcement of the new cases comes after Hong Kong postponed a much-touted “travel bubble” with Singapore due to a surge in coronavirus cases in the city.

Edward Yau, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Trade and Economic Development, announced the two-week delay during a press conference on Saturday.

“We had planned to launch the HK-Singapore travel bubble tomorrow,” said Yau. “However, given the recent increase in local cases, we have decided, together with the Singapore government, to postpone the introduction of the air bubble.” two weeks.”

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