Semi-quarantined: Living with the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong

By Oiwan LamI live with my husband and six-year-old daughter in Hong Kong, and for the past two weeks, like many Hongkongers, we have been living in semi-quarantine. We stay home most of the time, work from home, and avoid social gatherings and eating out.As the incubation period for the coronavirus is 2-14 days, and the latest findings show that it could extendto as much as 24 days, an outbreak is inevitable. The only way to avoid transmission is to maintain public and personal hygiene and reduce social contact. The Hong Kong Education Bureau announced during the Lunar New Year that all schoo…

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