Covid-19 outbreaks test Hong Kong's quarantine policy, financial hub status

Hong Kong's system of quarantine is under tremendous pressure as Covid-19 infections spread like wild fire. PHOTO: AFP
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HONG KONG - The centrepiece of Hong Kong's zero-Covid-19 strategy - long periods of quarantine - appears to be on the edge of buckling as daily infections hit new highs.

Its system of quarantine - a tactic to control transmissions and buy time for people to get vaccinated - is under tremendous pressure as infections spread like wildfire, in turn stretching the limits of the public healthcare system and testing capabilities.

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