Hong Kong expecting increase in number of patients at public hospitals during winter, health authorities say

Hong Kong is expecting an increase in the number of patients at public hospitals during winter to levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic, health authorities have said, even as the effect of seasonal influenza is likely to be reduced as a result of the adoption of universal masking.Vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and people with chronic diseases remain likely to be affected by respiratory tract infection as the weather turns cooler, according to Dr Michael Wong Lap-gate,…


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