torsdag 26. mars 2020

'Confusion reigns': life inside Hong Kong's coronavirus quarantine centres

Around eight o’ clock in the morning the doorbell of the tiny single room blares, announcing at obscene volume the arrival of breakfast. The person who delivered it is long gone by the time the door opens. Inside the occupant looks out the window to the grounds of the complex that they aren’t allowed to visit. They wonder how long they have to stay locked up, because no one has told them. This is life inside Hong Kong’s coronavirus quarantine centres, where new arrivals to the region and those who are “close contacts” of confirmed cases are held until they are deemed not to be carrying the virus.