HKU on Coronavirus (Jun 4-18)


HKU in the news (Jun 4-18)

Jun 18 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung warns all people arriving from Beijing, regardless of how they reached Hong Kong and whether they had been exempted, should be quarantined and tested mandatorily (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Jun 17 HKUMed study led by microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung suggests both nucleic acid tests and serology should be done to screen for community outbreaks (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jun 11 HKU Dean of Medicine thinks second wave is inevitable and predicts it is most dangerous after Mid-Autumn (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Jun 10 HKU study finds just 4 per cent of returnees from Hubei province, the original centre of the outbreak, carries antibodies to COVID-19, concluding future waves are inevitable (Professor Kelvin To) (link)

Jun 10 HKUMed study finds COVID-19-infected young children more likely to have gastrointestinal symptoms than older children (link)

Jun 11 HKU study led by microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung estimates there may have been 2.2 million people in Hubei have been infected by COVID-19,  97% of infected patients have not been confirmed, and fatality rate around 0.15% (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jun 8 HKU study led by microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung shows 67% of infected patients lost their sense of smell temporarily and it takes up to 20 days for them to recover (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)

Jun 6 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung reveals kitchen exhaust fans could be behind latest Hong Kong cluster at Lek Yuen Estate, in Sha Tin (Professor Yuen Kwok-yun) (link)