Two weeks of zero local infections: How Hong Kong contained its second wave of Covid-19
That second wave now appears to have largely passed. Hong Kong hasn’t had a case of local transmission in more than two weeks, and the city is cautiously resuming normal life.
Hong Kong’s success in surviving multiple waves of the virus provides hard earned lessons to other cities around the world now looking to relax restrictions.
In total, Hong Kong has recorded only 15 new cases since April 20, all of which were people with recent travel history. That brings the city’s total to 1,041 cases and four deaths. Of those total cases, 900 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
The coronavirus first emerged in mainland China in December, and jumped the border into Hong Kong on January 24. By then, it had already made its way to several other countries.
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