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Hong Kong Faces Worst of Both Worlds as Omicron Ruins Covid Zero

  • Asian financial hub’s strategy tested as mutated virus debuts
  • Opportunities to boost vaccination and plug loopholes lost
Health workers assist residents to take Covid-19 tests outside a building placed under lockdown in the North Point district in Hong Kong, on Jan. 6. 

Health workers assist residents to take Covid-19 tests outside a building placed under lockdown in the North Point district in Hong Kong, on Jan. 6. 

Photographer: Louise Delmotte/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong is at a Covid-19 tipping point.