Passengers wear masks at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station as Hong Kong braces itself for a potential mass outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: Reuters Passengers wear masks at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station as Hong Kong braces itself for a potential mass outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Passengers wear masks at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station as Hong Kong braces itself for a potential mass outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

After Sars, is Hong Kong prepared for another deadly coronavirus outbreak? Unlikely, with Carrie Lam in charge

  • Hong Kong has reported the first cases of the Wuhan coronavirus infection, but the initial lack of a health declaration protocol at train stations has hampered contact tracing. The government must do better to show it has learned from Sars

Passengers wear masks at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station as Hong Kong braces itself for a potential mass outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: Reuters Passengers wear masks at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station as Hong Kong braces itself for a potential mass outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
Passengers wear masks at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station as Hong Kong braces itself for a potential mass outbreak of a new coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".