Police officers stand guard while health workers take swabs from residents of the 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po that were locked down on February 2 to carry out compulsory coronavirus tests. Photo: TPG via ZUMA Press / dpa Police officers stand guard while health workers take swabs from residents of the 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po that were locked down on February 2 to carry out compulsory coronavirus tests. Photo: TPG via ZUMA Press / dpa
Police officers stand guard while health workers take swabs from residents of the 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po that were locked down on February 2 to carry out compulsory coronavirus tests. Photo: TPG via ZUMA Press / dpa

Letters | Covid lockdowns in Hong Kong: ambush-style action clearly works

  • Critics say sudden lockdowns violate human rights but, without them, the city runs the risk of letting the current wave of infections get out of hand

Topic |   Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave
Police officers stand guard while health workers take swabs from residents of the 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po that were locked down on February 2 to carry out compulsory coronavirus tests. Photo: TPG via ZUMA Press / dpa Police officers stand guard while health workers take swabs from residents of the 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po that were locked down on February 2 to carry out compulsory coronavirus tests. Photo: TPG via ZUMA Press / dpa
Police officers stand guard while health workers take swabs from residents of the 17 buildings in Sham Shui Po that were locked down on February 2 to carry out compulsory coronavirus tests. Photo: TPG via ZUMA Press / dpa
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