(English version only)
People from all corners of the world are struggling with the health crisis and economic recession derived from either the onset or resurgence of the COVID-19 epidemic. Hong Kong is no exception. The recent leap in cases with unknown sources of infection has pressurised this city’s administration into stepping up a raft of control measures including the ban on dining-in at restaurants from 6pm until 5am and mandatory mask-wearing in all indoor public places, etc. It remains unknown when the fight against this pandemic can come to an end. We are, therefore, repeatedly advised to learn to live with it. However, with such a protracted war, as it were, it is easy to feel weary. “Battle fatigue" has indeed become the “new normal”. People who can survive the battle need to possess, as also appealed by the Secretary for Food and Health, self-discipline and patience. For all that, being the conqueror rests with sanguinity and fortitude.