While the world’s attention is focused on Ukraine, Hong Kong is being forced to fight against something totally different — the coronavirus.

For more than two years since the first COVID-19 outbreak, Hong Kong has been relatively successful in containing the virus. However, the situation changed completely with the emergence of the omicron variant.

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