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Prof Terry Lum explains strict infection control measures that saves care homes

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Hong Kong has recorded zero deaths in senior citizens homes from Covid-19 by employing strict infection control measures. Professor Terry Lum, the head of social care policy at HKU, told the UK parliament’s Health and Social Care Select Committee on how Hong Kong managed to achieve zero care home deaths, in contrast to almost 15,000 in England and Wales.

“The most important is stopping the transmission from hospital to nursing home,” Lum said, adding that all care homes in Hong Kong had a trained infection controller and underwent a drill simulating an infection outbreak every year.

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