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Hong Kong's SARS survivors take the fight to COVID-19

Residents draw on lessons some say Carrie Lam's government failed to learn

Hong Kong's Amoy Gardens was a SARS hot spot in 2003, with more than 42 deaths. This time, one resident is determined to avoid a single COVID-19 case.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- In 2003, Ken Chan Kai-yuen was two days away from taking a university entrance exam when he came down with a fever and diarrhea.

He spent the next six weeks in a Hong Kong hospital, recovering from SARS.

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