Hong Kong went from being a model for fighting Covid-19 to a warning bell

Hong Kong went from being a model for fighting Covid-19 to a warning bell 3
Hong Kong went from being a model for fighting Covid-19 to a warning bell 3

In early July, customers were still lining up at crowded restaurants and bars, and the beach was dotted with groups of tourists.

All of these anti-epidemic achievements suddenly stopped when the third wave of infection landed.

Although new daily infections are modest compared to the US, record numbers are still being recorded.

Hong Kong medical staff took a Covid-19 test sample from a taxi driver, July 27.

Once praised as an ideal model in fighting the Covid-19 epidemic, Hong Kong is gradually becoming a warning to other countries.

The group enjoying special status from the beginning of the year to the end of June is up to 250,000 people, including crew, sailors, drivers, executives of some companies,…

`All the priority people then dispersed throughout the city, they took taxis, spreading nCoV to the drivers,` said Gabriel Choi Kin, president of the Hong Kong Medical Association.

The new ban causes businesses, especially restaurants and retail systems, to stagger, destroying people’s hopes that great demand will help them gradually revive in the summer, after more than a year of disruption due to unrest.

According to OpenRice, about 1,200 restaurants closed from January to May. Many employees were forced to take unpaid leave, even before restrictions were put in place.

`It’s hard to accept this truth,` said Syed Asim Hussain, co-founder of Black Sheep, a group that owns more than 20 restaurants and 1,000 employees.

`Hong Kong people used to be role models for fighting the epidemic, but it seems we have lost this title,` he added.

Hong Kong went from being a model for fighting Covid-19 to a warning bell

Hong Kong people wear masks when riding the subway according to government regulations, July 17.

The warnings began on July 5 when a chef tested positive for nCoV, breaking a 21-day streak of no community transmission cases.

Many cases cannot be traced to existing clusters, making quarantine difficult.

Beaches and amusement parks are temporarily closed.

`I know the new ban will bring many inconveniences. But I hope everyone will consider and try to continue during this difficult period,` shared Sophia Chan, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health.

Health experts are still concerned about the epidemic situation in nursing homes, where several clusters of infection have been detected.

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