[RESEARCH] How Hong Kong contained COVID-19 without total lockdown

A study recently published in The Lancet Public Health, reported on the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 in Hong Kong. As one of the most heavily affected countries during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003, Hong Kong has been prepared to respond to COVID-19 by implementing a range of public health measures to reduce local transmission.

[RESEARCH] COVID-19: Genetic network analysis traced origins of the pandemic

Researchers from Cambridge, UK, and Germany have reconstructed the early “evolutionary paths” of COVID-19 in humans – as infection spread from Wuhan out to Europe and North America – using genetic network techniques. The research also revealed three distinct “variants” of COVID-19 – type A, B and C.