What We Can Learn From Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong About Handling Coronavirus
Date: March; 13, 2020
By: Laignee Barron/Hong Kong
A man, wearing a protective facemask amid fears about the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, walks past the Rain Vortex display at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore on February 27, 2020. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP) (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Since she learned of the coronavirus outbreak, Amy Ho’s daily routine has gotten a bit more complicated. Coming home now involves sanitizing her shoes, washing her hands with soap and water, taking off her medical mask and changing her clothes.
The Hong Kong resident ventures outside only by necessity. She walks to and from work. Goes to the grocery store once a week. That’s it. Her teenage daughter has only left their apartment twice since the end of January.
“It’s annoying, sure. But our health is the most important thing,” she says.
Over Easter, the family looked forward to vacationing in the U.K. and Italy. But with the virus raging, they canceled. [FULL STORY]