In General

One of my distant relative is flying down his entire family from HongKong back to India for fear of SARS. And has no plans of taking them back with him when he returns to his job a month later. He says HongKong people are absolutely paranoid. Even while opening doors, people use napkins to avoid touching the door handles directly.All public meeting places like Parks, theatres, amusement centres have been shut down. His son is on vacation but has not been allowed to step out of the house for the last 20 days.

He then reveals another startling fact. The whole of HongKong has only around 3000 beds in all hospitals put together. That’s woefully short for the millions of residents. It’ll be a tough scenario if more people contract the disease.