Hong Kong – Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of CUHK Leung Ping-chung, who fighted against SARS in 2003, pointed out that the government did not learn from the experience back then and make comprehensive plans before the epidemic attacked our city.
Leung stated, ”There had yet been the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, but only the Pearl River Delta 17 years ago. There were fewer ports in the Pearl River Delta, but the Delta resembled the current Greater Bay Area. Thus, it was advised that Hong Kong government should cooperate with the mainland to establish guidelines on joint efforts to intercept travellers and to fight against the epidemic, and such guidance will benefit everyone in the Pearl River Delta. However, for the moment, no such measure was implemented. Each government just goes on its own way.”
Source: NOW News, Guardians of Hongkong