Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home for two-days in city’s first Covid-19 lockdown

France 24 | Jan 23, 2021 at 7:21 AM
  • The order bans about 10,000 people living inside multiple housing blocks within the neighbourhood of Jordan from leaving their apartment unless they can show a negative test.
  • The impending restrictions were leaked to the city’s local media on Friday but there was no official statement from the government until Saturday morning once the lockdown had come in overnight.
  • Critics countered that poverty and a lack of affordable housing forcing people to live in cramped conditions were to blame for the virus spreading more easily in those districts – not race or culture.