An elderly low-income resident uses newspaper to store his used mask, hoping it can absorb some of the moisture before reuse. Photo: Kwai Chung Subdivided Flats Residents’ AllianceAn elderly low-income resident uses newspaper to store his used mask, hoping it can absorb some of the moisture before reuse. Photo: Kwai Chung Subdivided Flats Residents’ Alliance
An elderly low-income resident uses newspaper to store his used mask, hoping it can absorb some of the moisture before reuse. Photo: Kwai Chung Subdivided Flats Residents’ Alliance

‘Hotbeds of disease’: call for government aid for Hongkongers in subdivided flats, as fears over coronavirus in sewage systems mount

  • While city frets over masks and drainage, the needy live in cramped conditions with inadequate plumbing
  • Some cannot afford the jacked up prices of protective gear and disinfectants, and have resorted to reusing masks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An elderly low-income resident uses newspaper to store his used mask, hoping it can absorb some of the moisture before reuse. Photo: Kwai Chung Subdivided Flats Residents’ AllianceAn elderly low-income resident uses newspaper to store his used mask, hoping it can absorb some of the moisture before reuse. Photo: Kwai Chung Subdivided Flats Residents’ Alliance
An elderly low-income resident uses newspaper to store his used mask, hoping it can absorb some of the moisture before reuse. Photo: Kwai Chung Subdivided Flats Residents’ Alliance
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