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Omicron: how the fifth wave highlights flaws in Hong Kong’s pandemic policies

Hong Kong has imposed some of the world’s strictest quarantine rules as it targets zero Covid infections. However, the fifth wave facing the city casts a spotlight on the government’s overall anti-pandemic measures and raises questions about their efficacy, consistency and sustainability.Let’s begin with the basics – the “Leave Home Safe” app. Does the app really fulfil its purpose? The recent outbreak stemming from the Moon Palace restaurant, where some diners are still being traced, suggests… ...

Hong Kong has imposed some of the world’s strictest quarantine rules as it targets zero Covid infections. However, the fifth wave facing the city casts a spotlight on the government’s overall anti-pandemic measures and raises questions about their efficacy, consistency and sustainability.Let’s begin with the basics – the “Leave Home Safe” app. Does the app really fulfil its purpose? The recent outbreak stemming from the Moon Palace restaurant, where some diners are still being traced, suggests…

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