Protesters who filled Hong Kong's streets for more democracy lessened Tuesday after the government finally agreed to negotiate with the student leaders.
Hong Kong orders the culling of 2,000 small animals, such as hamsters, chinchillas and rabbits, closes pet shops, and sends 100 people to a quarantine camp after nearly a dozen hamsters imported from the Netherlands and sold at Little Boss pet shop were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant which also spread to two people.
The Hong Kong government announces that they will limit the number of people in a gathering to two, close venues such as mahjong parlours and swimming pools and ask most civil servants to work from home for two weeks beginning December 2. Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland will also be closed.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announces that a "travel bubble" between Singapore and Hong Kong will begin on November 22 with 200 passengers per day. Passengers on these flights will not be subjected to a two-week quarantine.
Convener of the Civil Human Rights Front of Hong Kong, Jimmy Sham, warns police to expect "more resistance than ever" as veteran pro-democracy activists are arrested in a mass raid. Sham also says plans for a mass rally on July 1 are underway.
Elections for the 70-member Legislative Council are held in Hong Kong. Forty seats are elected by direct popular vote, the remainder are attributed by the "functional constituencies": business and special interest groups. China has promised a fully popular vote by the year 2020; the roadmap is still being laid out.