Hong Kong’s three-week mandatory quarantine in designated hotels may be causing more pain for arrivals than is necessary. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong’s three-week mandatory quarantine in designated hotels may be causing more pain for arrivals than is necessary. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong’s three-week mandatory quarantine in designated hotels may be causing more pain for arrivals than is necessary. Photo: Felix Wong

Coronavirus: why the world’s longest hotel quarantine in Hong Kong is a band-aid slapped on a ballooning health crisis

  • First world problems, perhaps, but authorities should consider the financial and mental downsides of 21-day hotel quarantine for returning residents
  • With loopholes in social-distancing policies and a lack of data, is extra-long quarantine really helping to suppress the pandemic in the community?

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong’s three-week mandatory quarantine in designated hotels may be causing more pain for arrivals than is necessary. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong’s three-week mandatory quarantine in designated hotels may be causing more pain for arrivals than is necessary. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong’s three-week mandatory quarantine in designated hotels may be causing more pain for arrivals than is necessary. Photo: Felix Wong
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