Hong Kong's Cage Homes and Isolation
In Hong Kong's "cage homes" - tiny apartments usually smaller than 100 square feet - social distancing presents itself as a huge challenge. In addition to these cramped living spaces, bathrooms are typically communal and living spaces are mostly separated only by makeshift walls. As one of the most economically unequal countries in the world, prices for affordable housing situate themselves at as often unreachable for the one fifth of the population that lives in poverty. Within a new context of quarantine, social distancing in cramped, inadequate cage homes has only served to emphasize inequalities.
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