5 November 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
After the relaxation of lockdowns across Europe, the infected cases and deaths of COVID-19 have seen a dramatic rise. The second wave of the outbreak is much more severe than their first one. In addition, the number of cases is known to underestimate the true number of infections because there are many people who have no symptoms and so are unlikely to get tested. The USA has experienced a similar situation with the total number of infected cases being over 9 million and the number of deaths over 230 thousand. This reminds us of a similar situation with Hong Kong’s 3rd wave. The waves of COVID-19 cannot be easily predicted no matter how hard one might try because many virus carriers have no symptoms. A simple dinner gathering or staycation can be the catalyst for a small scale of outbreak of COVID-19. Who knows?
Using the past for reference, new waves of COVID-19 are formed when people get lockdown fatigue after months of restrictions that affect their daily lives. This is understandable. However, in order to fight COVID-19, we need patience, perseverance, determination and love to overcome the obstacles in front of us.
“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—
may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” (1 Peter 1:6-7)