This is my second visit to Hong Kong (HK) after 25 years. The transfer from the UK to China was taking place just then. In spite of the transfer the change seem to be gradual.
Two years ago when I wrote the small booklet on Covid, I started with Hong Kong’s experience. Now I can physically see their life style. Masking is 100%. Keeping pace with masking while outside all the time was not easy. A number others reminded often me that my mask was down.
One of the thoughts I present to my students is that HK is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. I could visualise it this time. There are only high rise apartments. There are hardly any single houses. Poverty appears to be hidden in these skyscrapers.
Using QR code efficiently is somthing we can learn from Hong Kong. The visa and health details were entered in India before I left India. QR code was issued. From arrival every contact is through the QR code. Till today we had an amber colour code restricting certain public movements. Today it turned green and that gives unrestricted movement. It removes long queues.
I hope to keep in touch through more frequent blogs.