Two top Hong Kong officials have tested positive for Covid-19, potentially derailing any chance of an official visit from Chinese leader Xi Jinping next week to mark the 25th anniversary of the city's handover to China.

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang and director of the Chief Executive's Office Eric Chan both tested positive through nucleic acid tests and are undergoing isolation, a Hong Kong government statement said on Thursday.

Additional reporting by CNN's Martin Goillandeau and Hannah Ritchie.

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