Coronavirus: burned-out, overwhelmed and confused, Hong Kong nurses share their plight as Covid-19 rips through city

Published Feb 22 2022 at 1:30 AM GMT
  • Jennifer Lau*, a nurse at a general ward at a Hong Kong public hospital, locked herself in a washroom when her Covid-19 test result came back positive.
  • She had just finished an eight-hour shift.
  • All she could do was isolate herself from patients immediately and let her family and friends know the result.
  • It was a busy day for Lau, who was taking care of 16 patients alone – double the amount than usual – since her colleague was on sick leave after also coming down with the coronavirus.



  • Published Feb 22, 2022 1:30 AM GMT