Barely two weeks since people began returning to Hong Kong’s gyms and cinemas, and venturing out for dim sum in larger groups as social-distancing regulations were eased after the apparently successful containment of Covid-19, the coronavirus has returned with a vengeance.
Experts describe this third wave of infections as the most severe yet and have called for immediate suppression measures as well as extensive testing to control the outbreak.
The Post looks at how the city can tackle the setback and the effectiveness of options such as allowing employees to work from home and avoiding restaurants and entertainment venues.
How serious is the latest outbreak?
Signs of Hong Kong’s third wave of infections first appeared last week. Between July 5 and 11, there were 173 confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which 107 were local, according to Centre for Health Protection data.