Hotel staff wearing full protective gear in North Point, Hong Kong, wait for travellers from Britain, on December 22. Photo: Felix Wong Hotel staff wearing full protective gear in North Point, Hong Kong, wait for travellers from Britain, on December 22. Photo: Felix Wong
Hotel staff wearing full protective gear in North Point, Hong Kong, wait for travellers from Britain, on December 22. Photo: Felix Wong
Lina Vyas
Opinion

Opinion

Lina Vyas

Hong Kong cannot ignore 21-day quarantine’s long-term mental health effects

  • The lack of care and human contact on offer shows the government is ignoring the well-being of those forced to remain in hotels. The increase to 21 days makes it vital to help those in isolation and separated from loved ones

Hotel staff wearing full protective gear in North Point, Hong Kong, wait for travellers from Britain, on December 22. Photo: Felix Wong Hotel staff wearing full protective gear in North Point, Hong Kong, wait for travellers from Britain, on December 22. Photo: Felix Wong
Hotel staff wearing full protective gear in North Point, Hong Kong, wait for travellers from Britain, on December 22. Photo: Felix Wong
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Lina Vyas

Lina Vyas

Dr Lina Vyas is an associate professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, specialising in public policy and management. She has recently been involved in projects related to work-life balance, stress and work from home under Covid-19 and its future applicability, particularly in Hong Kong.