‘Whack-a-mole’: Experts call Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy unsustainable

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By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) – With thousands of people locked down in tiny apartments, government quarantine centres filling up and many businesses shuttered, Hong Kong is scrambling to sustain a zero-COVID policy that has turned one of the world’s most densely packed cities into one of the most isolated. The economic and psychological tolls from the global financial hub’s hardline approach – in line with China’s strategy – are rapidly rising, residents say, with measures becoming more draconian than those first implemented in 2020. Flights out of Hong Kong’s international airport are …

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