HKU on Coronavirus (Jan 8- Jan 21)


HKU in the news (Jan 8-Jan 21)

Jan 21 HKU Dean of Medicine says researchers had shifted the focus of their sewage surveillance network from public housing in East Kowloon to Yau Tsim Mong, where outbreaks among subdivided flats in the area continued to grow (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)

Jan 21 HKU Department of Computer Science designs and develops a multi-purpose IoT device named Stay Alert Stay Healthy (SASH) box which can be applied in multiple scenarios, providing a one-stop service for the public eager to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic (Dr K.K.Y. Wong and Dr Y.K. Choi) (link)

Jan 10 HKUMed launches pilot scheme to check sewage for COVID-19 uncovers hidden carriers in two housing blocks with nine cases (link)

Jan 8 HKUMed study finds Heparan Sulfate (HS) a potential coronavirus treatment option (link)