Patients with Covid-19 symptoms wait at a temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan in February this year. Photo: Sam Tsang
Patients with Covid-19 symptoms wait at a temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan in February this year. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s biggest health crisis in 25 years: why did city stumble over Covid-19? Experts say it was too slow to change tactics, inflexible, put politics first

  • City overcame past health crises, including Sars, only to falter when Omicron variant arrived
  • Insistence on ‘zero infections’ left authorities unable to act swiftly when needed, experts say

Patients with Covid-19 symptoms wait at a temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan in February this year. Photo: Sam Tsang
Patients with Covid-19 symptoms wait at a temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan in February this year. Photo: Sam Tsang
READ FULL ARTICLE