Mask wearers dominate Hong Kong’s streets but some sections of society are seen as less scrupulous in guarding against the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Jonathan Wong Mask wearers dominate Hong Kong’s streets but some sections of society are seen as less scrupulous in guarding against the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Mask wearers dominate Hong Kong’s streets but some sections of society are seen as less scrupulous in guarding against the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Coronavirus exposes cultural divide in Hong Kong as some expats shun masks and shrug off social distancing

  • Spike of Covid-19 cases fuelled by Hongkongers returning from abroad leads to criticism of expat response to crisis
  • Blame game borders on racism others insist, as district councillor says wearing masks is also about respecting community norms

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Mask wearers dominate Hong Kong’s streets but some sections of society are seen as less scrupulous in guarding against the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Jonathan Wong Mask wearers dominate Hong Kong’s streets but some sections of society are seen as less scrupulous in guarding against the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Mask wearers dominate Hong Kong’s streets but some sections of society are seen as less scrupulous in guarding against the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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