🌊 Hospitals overflowing, hotels become isolation wards
How can HK's workforce fix its gender imbalance?
A number of new subscribers have joined us on High Tide, likely thanks to HT’s founder Andrew Work sharing yesterday’s newsletter on Twitter.
I cannot stress enough that sharing High Tide helps bring us to new and interested audiences who could use our daily briefings every morning. So if you like our work and find this newsletter insightful, click that share button!
On Today’s Tide
Equality | Rethinking gender in the workplace.
COVID-19 | The first hotel to operate as an isolation centre as hospitals overflow with patients, and more.
Events | Entrance yourself with the glass knots and walls at this exhibition.
Behind the paywall:
COVID-19 cont. | China steps in with medical provisions, prison inmates are coming down with COVID, and more.
Politics | Two Democratic Party members voted out for supporting a centrist.
“We have to be better, we have to do more”: Empowering women in the workforce
An HT Original
Women are still largely underrepresented in C-suite positions across companies in Hong Kong. Although there has been a significant increase of women in the workforce since 1997, few still make it to executive status.
Hotel in Tsuen Wan first to become COVID isolation facility
New cases: 6,116 (9 imported)
Preliminary positive cases: 6,300
Dorsett Tsuen Wan will be the first hotel to operate as a converted isolation facility for asymptomatic or mild symptom COVID patients. Under this scheme, the Chief Executive estimates at least 10,000 hotel rooms can be put to use. 1,000 retired disciplinary force members have been hired to work at the hotel/isolation spots.
Seven public hospitals have either hit or exceeded their full capacity. A mother shares her experience waiting for hours with her family in the cold under a makeshift tent. Also: a domestic worker is left stranded and homeless after she was rejected for a work visa and contracted COVID-19.
HKU and Central Library will run pop-up vaccination centres, providing Sinovac and Pfizer-BioNTech doses (depending on the venue) starting on 23 February.
Mei Wui House in Shek Kip Mei Estate has been put under lockdown due to sewage samples found to test positive for COVID-19.
Lockdown at Mun Wo House in Tung Chung was extended for a second day after 68 cases were found on the first day of testing.
Lockdown at Ching Long House in Sheung Shui finds 48 preliminary positive cases.
Become a Premium subscriber for additional updates on COVID-19 in Hong Kong.
We want to make sure that what we advertise is interesting for our readers, so if you go to an event that you saw here, let us know by taking a selfie and tagging us on Twitter or Instagram ( both @harbourtimes ).
We’ll throw in a free month of Paid High Tide for yourself or a friend!
See two worlds of glass sculptures by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel at Perrotin Hong Kong
From the exhibition page:
Perrotin Hong Kong is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Jean-Michel Othoniel, marking his second gallery presentation in Hong Kong. Oscillating between fragility and strength, the infinite and the tangible, rationality and sensuality, Othoniel’s artworks embrace and transcend opposites in order to expand our conception of reality, reconciling contradictions and opening up realms of wonders.
When: Until 26 February
Where: 807, K11, Atelier Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Thanks for reading High Tide so far!
If you’d still like to support our work but cannot upgrade to a paid subscription, you can share us with your friends.
Or open a business account with Neat and get a US$65 welcome gift!
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to High Tide to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.