Hong Kong reports a record for the fourth consecutive day of 625 new COVID-19 cases, prompting the government to impose strict social distancing measures in places of worship and hair salons as well as limiting private gatherings to two people beginning on February 10.
The Taiwanese Mainland Affairs Council says that it will "adjust" the operations of its Hong Kong offices beginning tomorrow, stating that since July 2018, the Hong Kong government has been hindering the offices' operations by pressuring the Taiwanese staff to sign a letter affirming China's claim to Taiwan under the One-China policy in order to receive their work visas.
Police in Hong Kong ban a rally planned by the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) to protest the arrest of 12 Hong Kong citizens on grounds of COVID-19 prevention and "violent acts". The organization said they would appeal the decision.
Police in Hong Kong arrest pro-democracy Legislative Council members Lam Cheuk-ting and Ted Hui for their presence in an anti-government protest in Tuen Mun last year. Lam was also accused of rioting in connection with the protest during an attack on pro-democracy activists in Yuen Long.
Protestors vandalize numerous businesses, such as the headquarters of HSBC and the offices of Xinhua News Agency, and set fire to the entrance of numerous metro stations after police violently clashed with protestors earlier in the day.