Front Burner

COVID-19, Hong Kong, and a warning from the future

From the establishment of quarantine centres and aggressive testing, Hong Kong’s swift response to the COVID-19 is being recognized around the world. Today on Front Burner, Washington Post reporter Shibani Mahtani on what Canada can learn from the city-state.
People wear protective masks as they walk a downtown street following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China February 17, 2020 (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
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In the global fight against the spread of COVID-19, Hong Kong has been recognized for its ability to keep the number of cases low despite its proximity to China. Today on Front Burner, Shibani Mahtani, the Washington Post's Hong Kong and Southeast Asia bureau chief, talks to guest host Michelle Shephard about how they did it, and what preparations are underway now for a second wave of imported COVID-19 cases.

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