People queue up for Covid-19 testing in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on Saturday. Photo: Felix Wong
People queue up for Covid-19 testing in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on Saturday. Photo: Felix Wong

Omicron: infections could hit 250,000 within 6 months if local cases rise and Hong Kong does not tighten social-distancing measures, study warns

  • But Chinese University study predicts that reducing social contact by 40 per cent could limit number to 12,500, with 700 severe cases
  • Dr Sean Yuan, one of the researchers involved, says city is at a ‘critical’ moment in the coming weeks and community transmission can be prevented if contact tracing is stepped up

People queue up for Covid-19 testing in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on Saturday. Photo: Felix Wong
People queue up for Covid-19 testing in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay on Saturday. Photo: Felix Wong
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