Dr Gordon Yuet Hong Wu, Resident Trainee, deployed to newly built North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre

Dr Gordon Yuet Hong Wu
Resident trainee, Accident and Emergency Department, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong

In view of the COVID-19 pandemics, the newly built North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre (HKICC), which is right next to the HK International Airport, has started admission of COVID-19 ambulatory patients with mild to moderate clinical conditions.

Emergency physician on the charter flight for detained citizens in Wuhan

Dr Axel Siu, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

I always have a dream to extend our scope of emergency medicine beyond our ER. In March 2020, COVID 19 was still greatly impacting Wuhan, forcing it to blockade. Many Hong Kong citizens were detained there for a few months already. The Hong Kong SAR ultimately decided to arrange a charter flight to bring them back home.

Taiwan and COVID-19: early and effective prevention

Since the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Taiwan has kept the pandemic well under control because of early and effective prevention. Most cases have been imported from abroad, though the island has reported sporadic domestic infections in recent months. Taiwan’s total case numbers remain extremely small compared with those of some other parts of the world.

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