Coronavirus: residents forced to wait up to 26 hours for ambulances as demand soars and paramedics fall ill in Hong Kong

Residents have been forced to wait up to 26 hours for an ambulance to take them to hospital in Hong Kong as demand soars during the escalating Covid-19 crisis and manpower levels suffer after hundreds of paramedics fell ill with the virus.Director of Fire Services Joseph Leung Wai-hung appealed to residents who tested positive but had mild or no symptoms to avoid calling ambulances.“Frontline manpower is very tight at the moment,” said Leung, who oversees the city’s fleet of ambulances. “And…


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