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Coronavirus: why thousands of rooms at Hong Kong’s isolation hotels for Covid-19 patients are still empty

Thousands of Hong Kong hotel rooms secured as community isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms have mostly been left unused, with the city’s leader vowing to redesignate the space for other purposes.The government in February secured more than 23,000 isolation units across 18 hotels and eight makeshift facilities for people who test positive for the coronavirus but do not have suitable accommodation for home isolation.The Security Bureau, tasked to procure the isolation…

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