Hong Kong records fifth coronavirus death

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks as they take their lunch breaks at the financial Central district, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 78-year-old woman has died in Hong Kong from coronavirus, taking the death toll from COVID-19 in the city to five, with 1,129 cases.

Hong Kong has eased social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus with the latest rules now banning gatherings of 50 people or more.

(Reporting by Twinnie Siu and Anne Marie Roantree; editing by Jason Neely)