Spike in telemedicine demand in Hong Kong in the wake of coronavirus

Telehealth services allow patients to be seen and diagnosed remotely by doctors via electronic communication, such as video conferencing or chats. Telemedicine has already caught on in the United States and some European and now, in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, patients in Hong Kong turn to telemedicine solutions to reduce social contact …

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How to stay connected to family and friends despite social distancing

With the government implementing strict policies to maintain social distancing due to coronavirus, you don’t have a choice but to abide by these self-isolation regulations to control the spread of this pandemic. We know it isn’t easy to sit at home in isolation, especially if you’re used to meeting everyone at work and hanging out …

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COVID-19 and pregnancy: How to minimize the infection risk for mom and baby

Pregnancy is often a happy and exciting time in the life of a woman. However, with people in a constant state of anxiety and panic over the COVID-19 pandemic, what is meant to be a time of joy and enthusiasm for many expectant mothers might feel like the opposite. Aside from being concerned about your …

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Social distancing: Ways to practice under coronavirus outbreak

As the second wave of imported coronavirus cases began to emerge, health experts in Hong Kong are advocating ‘social distancing’ to slow the spread. At the time of writing this article, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that non-residents will be denied entry into Hong Kong for 14 days, bars will be banned from serving …

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COVID-19: How to wear a mask properly for protection

The streets and public spaces are ominously sparse and silent. Pedestrians are on high alert, and cautiously shifting their footsteps to avoid coming into close proximity with other human beings. Surgical masks – and sometimes even respirators – adorn the faces of pedestrians, restaurant-goers, drivers, shop assistants, and just about anyone else who bravely ventures …

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