University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung conducts an inspection of the Hung Hom Market where cases of Covid-19 were reported. Photo: Felix Wong University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung conducts an inspection of the Hung Hom Market where cases of Covid-19 were reported. Photo: Felix Wong
University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung conducts an inspection of the Hung Hom Market where cases of Covid-19 were reported. Photo: Felix Wong

Explainer |
Should you be worried about Hong Kong’s wet market Covid-19 clusters, and do they compare to Wuhan or Beijing?

  • Medical experts say an apparently swift clampdown on two Kowloon clusters was no reason to be dismissive of a threat one called a ‘ticking time bomb’
  • But the sheer scale of mainland markets – and the presence of wild game there – mean the similarities may not be as close as you think

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung conducts an inspection of the Hung Hom Market where cases of Covid-19 were reported. Photo: Felix Wong University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung conducts an inspection of the Hung Hom Market where cases of Covid-19 were reported. Photo: Felix Wong
University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung conducts an inspection of the Hung Hom Market where cases of Covid-19 were reported. Photo: Felix Wong
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