Coronavirus: current surge in Hong Kong likely to peak this month, pandemic adviser says, calling for more vaccination to ‘create conditions for quarantine-free travel’


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The recent Covid-19 surge in Hong Kong is likely to peak this month, according to a government pandemic adviser who has also called for the city to boost its vaccination rate to create the conditions for resuming quarantine-free travel. Professor David Hui Shu-cheong said on Saturday that a continuous rise in daily caseloads was expected as the reproductive rate of the coronavirus remained above 1.3, meaning a patient would infect more than one person. The rate stood at 1.44 last week. But he predicted the current wave of the Omicron BA.5 subvariant would peak this month, with a greatly improved...