Isolation, boredom, and a 151 sq ft ‘cell’: the prison-like conditions of Hong Kong’s coronavirus quarantine camps where going outside is banned

When a freelance reporter with the Young Post tested positive for the coronavirus on March 17, 11 staff and freelancers were taken to government quarantine camps as required under new public health rules.Those who had been in close contact with her were tested, and we began constructing a timeline of who had been with our patient zero, for how long, whether we were masked, and whether we had been eating or drinking together.As the picture became clearer, two of the group were held in hospitals…