Hong Kong found success in curbing Corona without lockdown

Hong Kong found success in curbing Corona without lockdown
Hong Kong has been successful in controlling the infection without complete lockdown. This is made possible by increasing the number of tests, contact tracing, and changes in people's behavior. The study, published in the prestigious health-related journal 'The Lancet Public Health', states that such measures cause less harm to society and the economy than strict lockdowns, but are fully effective in controlling corona outbreaks. . According to the research's lead author and University of Hong Kong professor Benjamin Cowling, Hong Kong has shown that infections can be effectively prevented and implemented by China, the US and Western European countries by initially implementing the best health measures. There is no need to resort to strict lockdown.
Research shows that as of March 31, city officials did not take much stricter steps than other countries to prevent corona infections.

Monitoring of visitors from China

Strict surveillance was introduced in late January to prevent corona infection from travelers arriving from China. Large-scale testing was initiated from early March. People exposed to a corona positive person were isolated two days before being infected, while people from China and other infected countries were kept in quarantine in their home for 14 days.

School closed, physical distance taken care of

Physical distance was encouraged, schools were closed and major events were canceled. For some important reasons, as of 31 March, the number of infected in Hong Kong with a population of 7.5 million was only 715, while this deadly virus killed only four people. 94 such patients were also found who were infected, but no symptoms were seen. Speaking of the present, the number of infected has gone up to 1,022, but the death toll is only four.

Corona changed people's habits

Researchers also reported that several telephonic surveys conducted from January to March showed that Kovid-19 changed people's behavior and their habits. A survey conducted in March shows that while 85 percent of people want to avoid going to crowded places, 99 percent said they prefer to wear face masks when they get out of the house. In January, the number was 75 percent and 61 percent respectively.

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