Please disable your adblock and script blockers to view this page

Coronavirus cases in Asia: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore?s second wave

the Harvard Global Health Institute
the World Bank’s
the University of Hong Kong
New York Times
the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy
Princeton University
the University of Minnesota

Olga Jonas
Lan Kwai Fong
Carrie Lam
Chen Shih-chung
Gabriel Leung
Keiji Fukuda
Jennifer Nuzzo
” Ramanan Laxminarayan
Ben Cowling
Michael Osterholm



No matching tags

Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s
the United Kingdom
the United States
New York City

No matching tags

Positivity     43.00%   
   Negativity   57.00%
The New York Times
Write a review: The Verge

If not, you can’t come in at all.The saliva, of course, is for a coronavirus test, one of the measures the Hong Kong government has adopted — including banning non-residents from entry, and giving tracking bracelets tied to an app to those arrivals who are allowed in — to try to control a small wave of new coronavirus cases that arose in recent weeks.Hong Kong isn’t the only place in Asia that did a good job controlling its initial coronavirus outbreak only to see a resurgence of coronavirus cases. In response to the new rise in cases, Hong Kong on March 25 fully closed its borders to non-residents for a two-week period, allowing exceptions for visitors from mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan as long as they hadn’t traveled anywhere else in the 14 days prior. As of April 17, Hong Kong has just over 1,000 coronavirus cases (up from 400 when the new restrictions began in late March), with just single-digit increases by the day. At least one Hong Kong lawmaker has said it may be time to loosen some restrictions again.Taiwan, too, attributed its spike to imported cases, warning Taiwanese people to avoid traveling outside the island and risk bringing the disease back. As some critics have pointed out, Singapore’s treatment of migrants, and reluctance to let them put real roots down there, likely helped create this crisis that threatens the rest of the city-state, too.Gabriel Leung, an infectious disease epidemiologist and dean of medicine at the University of Hong Kong, described Hong Kong’s strategy as “suppression and lift” in a New York Times op-ed on April 6.“[T]o see us through the next year or more, we must all prepare for several cycles of a ‘suppress and lift’ policy — cycles during which restrictions are applied and relaxed, applied again and relaxed again, in ways that can keep the pandemic under control but at an acceptable economic and social cost,” Leung wrote. Repeat.”Nuzzo added that not every country has to do all the measures, “but every country that has been successful has had aggressive case-based interventions.”Of course, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan have advantages that a lot of other places don’t have.

As said here by Jen Kirby