Why Hong Kong is winning against COVID-19

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

On Monday April 20, Hong Kong reported no new cases of COVID-19, one of very few places around the world to have recorded such a great negative at this stage in the pandemic.

While no one is claiming a definitive victory over the contagion, it certainly does appear to demonstrate that this geographically small but populous community has avoided the worst of the infection. All the more remarkable given its proximity to COVID-19’s epicentre in mainland China. So what have they done so right?

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The Lancet Public Health published Online April 17, 2020. Doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30090-6

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