COVID-19 and long-term care in Hong Kong

Kayla Wong, Terry Lum and Gloria Wong

A recently updated report on the COVID-19 long-term care situation in Hong Kong is available here, key findings are:

  • There have been 1,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 27 April 2020. On the positive side, there have been no frontline health care workers affected and no nursing home residents have been infected with the virus so far.
  • The Government and society responded very quickly and imposed strict policies to stem the spread of virus in community and long-term care facilities, including practice guidelines, financial support and special arrangements on health and social care services.
  • Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) increased use of anti-epidemic measures and information and communication technology to support older people and their family members during the epidemic, including people living with dementia.

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