The Covid-19 epidemic has proved a severe test of governments’ ability to overcome a crisis, particularly in China, where the outbreak started and where more than 2,900 people have died. For Hong Kong, the public health emergency comes as it is mired in its most serious political crisis to date.
Over the past month, many Post columnists and contributors have provided valuable insights into the governance challenge. While views may differ, they are agreed on one point: the scale of the challenge is immense. Here is a selection of our best commentaries.