Letters | Hong Kong’s coronavirus mass testing results support full reopening of city
- The HK$530 million scheme turned up just 32 infections and shows Covid-19 is not the existential threat to Hong Kong it was feared to be. Time to lift lockdown restrictions and stop ravaging the economy
I simply do not understand how this helps us. Sure, we can extrapolate that we have around 160 infected people overall in Hong Kong. So what? Other than the fact that it seems remarkably few.
Hong Kong’s Covid-19 mass testing ends with at least 42 carriers found among 1.78 million people
I await with interest the government telling us what it has achieved by mass testing.
I must say I do not understand why we have decimated our economy and savaged our society for a disease we now know is most assuredly not the existential threat we feared. End lockdowns now!
Peter Forsythe, Discovery Bay
‘Swim and go’ policy would enable reopening of beaches
A “swim and go” policy is an innovative and logical option to reduce restrictions on ocean access, for swimming or boating. People can use the beach for a short time – only to enter and exit the water – and participate in water activities.
It seems that one concern relates to the use of public showers, but there is no actual need for showers. Most of us who would like to be outdoors, to exercise and embrace our great environment, will not be too upset if there is no shower access.
Hong Kong gyms reopen, but many owners say financial damage of Covid-19 may already be too severe
Hong Kong is, luckily, one of the safest places in the world, and one of the most beautiful, and it seems the right time to open our coastline once again.
Ryan Cheung, Ma On Shan