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Feb 23, 2022 02:30 PM
CHINA

Analysis: How Hong Kong Failed to Maintain ‘Zero Covid’

Covid-19 patients wait for medical treatment Wednesday outside a temporary holding area at Caritas Medical Center in Hong Kong. Photo: VCG
Covid-19 patients wait for medical treatment Wednesday outside a temporary holding area at Caritas Medical Center in Hong Kong. Photo: VCG

A sign that warns against sneaking across the border between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong has been put up in neighboring Shenzhen. Several districts in Zhuhai, another Guangdong province city near Hong Kong, have also offered rewards for tips about illicit crossings.

On Feb. 14, 15 people illegally entered Zhuhai from Hong Kong by boat. Four of them later tested positive for Covid-19.

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