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Old 9th May 2020, 10:07
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ORAC
 
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The UK went into lockdown on 24th March, before Hong Kong. By that date COVID was already rife with hundreds of cases countrywide from those returning from ski holidays in Italy.

As has been pointed out epreviously trying to determine why some nations seem to have escaped large scale infections doesn't seem to pinpoint any cause except perhaps luck.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-and-cannot-do

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-...ong_Kong#March

On 25 March, Hong Kong closed its border to all incoming nonresidents arriving from overseas.

On 25 March, Hong Kong closed its border to all incoming nonresidents arriving from overseas.

On 27 March, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam banned indoor and outdoor public gatherings of more than four people.

On 1 April, the Hong Kong government announced the temporary closure of karaoke lounges, nightclubs and
mah-jong premises.

On Friday 3 April at 6 p.m., all pubs and bars across the territory were ordered to close for 14 days.
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