Updated report: The COVID-19 Long-Term Care situation in Hong Kong

Kayla Wong, Terry Lum and Gloria Wong (The University of Hong Kong)

The full report is here:

Key findings:

  • Hong Kong is going through the third wave of COVID-19 infection. On 7 July 2020, a total of 14 new cases have been reported across schools, public housing estates, hospital and the first case in a residential care home for older people. An additional 24 confirmed cases have been reported that taking the total number of cases to 1,324 as of 8 July 2020.
  • 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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