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Will there be a UK style lock-down in Hong Kong?

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    Tthe lockdown might kill the virus but confinement will definitely kill the economy. Now in Europe you can get away since you get government money, but in HK with no social net it is going to indirectly kill more people and lives in the long term. Unless the government does something, not next year but now! Which, knowing the government, will not happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutark
    Tthe lockdown might kill the virus but confinement will definitely kill the economy. Now in Europe you can get away since you get government money, but in HK with no social net it is going to indirectly kill more people and lives in the long term. Unless the government does something, not next year but now! Which, knowing the government, will not happen!
    The HK government is in a far superior fiscal position to every Western government. They have plenty of room to ease the burden, but are probably too incompetent to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutark
    Tthe lockdown might kill the virus but confinement will definitely kill the economy. Now in Europe you can get away since you get government money, but in HK with no social net it is going to indirectly kill more people and lives in the long term. Unless the government does something, not next year but now! Which, knowing the government, will not happen!
    One move would be to convert university premises or sports facilities which are not currently being used into centres for the homeless (and semi-homeless like cage dwellers). It doesn't take a major effort and great thinking to come up with practical ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    The HK government is in a far superior fiscal position to every Western government. They have plenty of room to ease the burden, but are probably too incompetent to do so.
    The HK government has such an incredible surplus.

    Slightly OT as I was not here in 2003 - historically do we have good examples of government stimulus packages (not the 6k handouts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    One move would be to convert university premises or sports facilities which are not currently being used into centres for the homeless (and semi-homeless like cage dwellers). It doesn't take a major effort and great thinking to come up with practical ideas.
    yes that would be a great idea, but they're probably busy trying to justify building a 200 million Memorial fountain for the victims of coronavirus and get their cousin's company to build it!

    At this rate they'll have empty malls they can use since most shops would have closed down.
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    Slightly OT as I was not here in 2003 - historically do we have good examples of government stimulus packages (not the 6k handouts)[/QUOTE]

    The only stimulus I remember after Sars was seeing the Stones at HarbourFest!


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    Yeah I think so. Phase 1 likely by the end of this week (booze ban combined with all restaurants closing at a certain time, something like this), then further measures next week after assessing the ways in which people are still gathering over the weekend.

    I'd take a short sharp jolt of a full 2 week lock down now. Get it over and done with. The travel restricitons from then on should be enough to stem further outbreaks. It'll be death by a thousand cuts though with restricitons coming in bit by bit, therefore extending the initial restrictions for months.

    A significant minority will lap this up though. People without active or meaningful lives that spend all day infront of pearl will be giddy at the thought everyone else is being brought down a peg. Misery loves company. This isn't a HK phenomenon either, very much prevalent in the UK also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kowloon72
    Yeah I think so. Phase 1 likely by the end of this week (booze ban combined with all restaurants closing at a certain time, something like this), then further measures next week after assessing the ways in which people are still gathering over the weekend.

    I'd take a short sharp jolt of a full 2 week lock down now. Get it over and done with. The travel restricitons from then on should be enough to stem further outbreaks. It'll be death by a thousand cuts though with restricitons coming in bit by bit, therefore extending the initial restrictions for months.

    A significant minority will lap this up though. People without active or meaningful lives that spend all day infront of pearl will be giddy at the thought everyone else is being brought down a peg. Misery loves company. This isn't a HK phenomenon either, very much prevalent in the UK also.
    That is a very strange view of humanity. I know of no one with that attitude and I would imagine it is a one in a million. The fact that that is at the forefront of your mind is concerning.
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    How can anyone trust a government official (that would be Lam which I can't call a leader) that says on one side of her mouth that we can't discriminate against people coming from China and refused to stop arrivals and then a few weeks later closes the border to non resident and STILL allows for citizens from China to come in. She has shown time and time again that she does not care one bit about the people of HK and is only concerned about being a good puppet that follows directives from her masters in Beijing.

    No wonder she hides in her ivory tower, she's likely the most reviled person in this town. I don't know how she can look at herself in the mirror.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    That is a very strange view of humanity. I know of no one with that attitude and I would imagine it is a one in a million. The fact that that is at the forefront of your mind is concerning.
    I thought exactly the same.
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