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Hong Kong Puts Mass Testing on Hold as COVID-19 Deaths Rise
March 09, 2022

Hong Kong Puts Mass Testing on Hold as COVID-19 Deaths Rise

By Associated Press
The city of 7.4 million people is in the grip of a spiraling Omicron outbreak.

Xi Urges Hong Kong to Get Control as COVID-19 Cases Surge
February 16, 2022

Xi Urges Hong Kong to Get Control as COVID-19 Cases Surge

By Alice Fung and David Rising
Hong Kong is facing its worst outbreak of the pandemic but doggedly persists in matching the mainland’s “zero-COVID” strategy.
Hong Kong’s Zero-COVID Approach Meets Growing Frustration
February 10, 2022

Hong Kong’s Zero-COVID Approach Meets Growing Frustration

By Alice Fung and David Rising
“This is insane… There is no way to reach zero cases.”

Hong Kong’s Vaccination Drive Leaves Out Refugees
May 14, 2021

Hong Kong’s Vaccination Drive Leaves Out Refugees

By Jessie Lau
Hong Kong is one of the easiest places in the world to get a vaccine and access to public health services. Unless you’re a refugee, that is.

Hong Kong Domestic Workers Decry Mandatory COVID-19 Testing
May 07, 2021

Hong Kong Domestic Workers Decry Mandatory COVID-19 Testing

By Jessie Lau
Activists say the community is being singled out unfairly, a continuation of long-standing discriminatory practices.

Hong Kong Tries to Boost Flagging COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
April 17, 2021

Hong Kong Tries to Boost Flagging COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

By Jessie Lau
With public trust in tatters, vaccine hesitancy has become a serious hurdle for the government’s pandemic strategy.

A Trust Deficit Is Hindering Hong Kong’s COVID-19 Response
February 22, 2021

A Trust Deficit Is Hindering Hong Kong’s COVID-19 Response

By Jessie Lau
In the wake of the national security law, public trust in the government has reached new lows. That is inevitably impacting Hong Kong's pandemic response.
In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix
January 22, 2021

In Hong Kong, COVID-19 and Racism Make an Ugly Mix

By Jessie Lau
In Hong Kong, the pandemic has fanned the flames of a more silent epidemic: systematic racism. 

Pandemic Border Restrictions Crush Hong Kong’s Economy
December 16, 2020

Pandemic Border Restrictions Crush Hong Kong’s Economy

By Tej Parikh
Hong Kong's tight restrictions on travel amid COVID-19 are taking a toll on an already-suffering economy.

Hong Kong-Indonesian Couples Caught in the Middle Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
September 25, 2020

Hong Kong-Indonesian Couples Caught in the Middle Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

By Jason Hung
Plans for a travel bubble between Hong Kong and Indonesia have been put on hold, disappointing couples who have been left separated by closed borders.

Hong Kong Begins Mass Testing for Virus Amid Public Doubts
September 02, 2020

Hong Kong Begins Mass Testing for Virus Amid Public Doubts

By Associated Press
The mass testing campaign has become another flashpoint over the city's interactions with the mainland.
Hong Kong’s Cancelled Elections Paved the Way for the Latest Arrests
August 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s Cancelled Elections Paved the Way for the Latest Arrests

By Johnny Patterson and Sam Goodman
Carrie Lam’s public health postponement of the polls must be exposed for the cynical farce that it is.

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