South China Morning Post

What Hong Kong can do to avoid a total lockdown and a fourth wave of Covid-19 cases

31 July 2020


Hong Kong registered a record-breaking of Covid-19 cases in July, pushing its total infections over 3,000 since its first coronavirus outbreak in late January. The Infectious Disease Modelling Group at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) recently has developed a comprehensive computer model that can tell the pattern of disease transmission and helps to predict effective measures against a Fourth Wave in Hong Kong.

The research group is led by Dr. Sean Hsiang-Yu Yuan, Assistant Professor of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at CityU. Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, HKIAS Senior Fellow and Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Department of Neuroscience, is collaborating with Dr. Yuan. Mathematical modelling suggested that Hong Kong is at a critical point in the fight against Covid-19. The city needs more intensive care beds. To help the contact tracing process, people could go out less and keep a note of where they have been.

Source: South China Morning Post

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