Covid-19 outbreaks in subdivided flats and crowded tenements have spurred calls for a policy rethink. Photo: Martin Chan Covid-19 outbreaks in subdivided flats and crowded tenements have spurred calls for a policy rethink. Photo: Martin Chan
Covid-19 outbreaks in subdivided flats and crowded tenements have spurred calls for a policy rethink. Photo: Martin Chan

Hong Kong fourth wave: coronavirus infections in old buildings, subdivided flats – is a new approach needed?

  • A fast-growing outbreak in ageing tenement buildings in Jordan is at the centre of calls for a more proactive approach
  • One expert says a single infection in such a building should be enough to trigger mandatory testing given the inherent risks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Covid-19 outbreaks in subdivided flats and crowded tenements have spurred calls for a policy rethink. Photo: Martin Chan Covid-19 outbreaks in subdivided flats and crowded tenements have spurred calls for a policy rethink. Photo: Martin Chan
Covid-19 outbreaks in subdivided flats and crowded tenements have spurred calls for a policy rethink. Photo: Martin Chan
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