A woman dries clothes on a rooftop near the lockdown zone in the Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong on January 24. Photo: Sam Tsang A woman dries clothes on a rooftop near the lockdown zone in the Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong on January 24. Photo: Sam Tsang
A woman dries clothes on a rooftop near the lockdown zone in the Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong on January 24. Photo: Sam Tsang
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong’s fourth wave: crumbling Yau Tsim Mong’s overdue repairs more urgent than ever in pandemic

  • Densely populated with old, subdivided flats in poor repair, the Kowloon district has, unsurprisingly, become a centre of Covid-19 contagion
  • Immediate action is needed to tackle the dilapidated housing and poor living conditions

A woman dries clothes on a rooftop near the lockdown zone in the Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong on January 24. Photo: Sam Tsang A woman dries clothes on a rooftop near the lockdown zone in the Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong on January 24. Photo: Sam Tsang
A woman dries clothes on a rooftop near the lockdown zone in the Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong on January 24. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.