Hong Kong hotel quarantine: woman’s ordeal casts spotlight on city’s strict Covid-19 rules and emergency medical care

When a 54-year-old Hong Kong resident serving hotel quarantine experienced severe abdominal pain earlier this month, she called the Department of Health’s designated hotline for medical attention.The woman’s call marked the start of a 44-hour ordeal to receive treatment, she said, during which she feared she could die. She believes her experience raises serious questions about the impact of Hong Kong’s strict Covid-19 rules on residents requiring medical care.After arriving at Queen Elizabeth…