‘We can’t let up’: Hong Kong battles complacency amid new wave of Covid-19

Region closes its borders to non-residents and introduces futher restrictions to keep pandemic at bay

Hong Kong was one of the first places to report infections of Covid-19 outside mainland China. Chastened by its experience with Sars 17 years ago, the community locked down.

Schools stayed out after the lunar new year break in January and people began working from home and avoiding social gatherings, restaurants, public transport, and even touching lift buttons. Popular rooftop bars were empty on Saturday nights. Borders partially closed and quarantine restrictions for travellers became the new reality.

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