A passenger wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, walks in the arrivals area after landing at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A passenger wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, walks in the arrivals area after landing at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A passenger wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, walks in the arrivals area after landing at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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As fears of worsening outbreak loom, Hong Kong must be ready to act

  • Record number of daily infections has fuelled further calls for a lockdown and ban on visitors
  • But whether such measures are required depends on the government’s ability to respond to an immediate threat

A passenger wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, walks in the arrivals area after landing at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A passenger wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, walks in the arrivals area after landing at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A passenger wearing protective gear as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, walks in the arrivals area after landing at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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