Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine medics don’t have to be great conversationalists, but 21 days is a long time to go without even one friendly greeting. Photo: Getty Images
Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine medics don’t have to be great conversationalists, but 21 days is a long time to go without even one friendly greeting. Photo: Getty Images
Kate Whitehead
Opinion

Opinion

Kate Whitehead

To Hong Kong hotel quarantine testers – would saying ‘Good morning’ once in a while kill you?

  • A friendly greeting costs nothing and would be well received by the thousands dutifully serving their time in quarantine. Instead, they get nothing
  • On my 17th day in quarantine – my birthday, which the medics could see on their tablets – none of them so much as grunted an acknowledgement

Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine medics don’t have to be great conversationalists, but 21 days is a long time to go without even one friendly greeting. Photo: Getty Images
Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine medics don’t have to be great conversationalists, but 21 days is a long time to go without even one friendly greeting. Photo: Getty Images
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