A sign prompting action because of a coronavirus outbreak, and calling for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings to be sacked, hangs on a lamp post on Oxford Street in central London on March 16. Retail has become a bellwether of the coronavirus crisis as China begins to recover and Europe goes into free fall. Photo: Bloomberg

Letters | Coronavirus pandemic: if Europe is handling the crisis so well, why do I feel safer in Hong Kong?

  • European countries were naively confident that the coronavirus was an Asian problem that wouldn’t get to their shores
  • When the virus came knocking, Europe was caught completely on the wrong foot
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
A sign prompting action because of a coronavirus outbreak, and calling for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings to be sacked, hangs on a lamp post on Oxford Street in central London on March 16. Retail has become a bellwether of the coronavirus crisis as China begins to recover and Europe goes into free fall. Photo: Bloomberg
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