Hong Kong has reached a significant milestone on Monday zero new cases crown. It ‘a sign that the latest measures of social distancing, set to expire this week, the top half of the city’s infection has seen the end of March and beginning of April to the end as residents, many of them students at home from the back of the US and Western Europe. But instead of explaining the victory, officials announced that extend the restrictions for another two weeks, at least. “This is not the time to be complacent. If we assume that we have made in vain” relax your job well, the city said a senior official, general manager Carrie Lam. The conservative approach of Hongkongeren management provides a stark contrast to the US, where some leaders are pushing to remove restrictions and open up the economy as quickly as possible. In a press conference on Tuesday, Dr. Gabriel Leung, the dean of medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said there would be a “three-way shoot-of-war” between the protection of public health, living conditions and mental health, but believes it is too early to loosen restrictions. Experts say it will take a while ‘before life can return to normal. “We need a little ‘more time to try to stop the transmission chain in the community,” David Hui, a respiratory medicine expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told TIME. Hui believes that the restrictions in force until 28 days or two incubation times-have transferred viruses with no new local cases to be sent. And even then, he says, any kind of reopening a gradual approach should be followed. The officials reported four cases on Tuesday, although they are all people who recently returned from the United States and Great Britain Hong Kong, where the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak remains were burned in local memory had gone on alert for the crown as it was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December. The former British colony that is now a part of China by Gen. various social distancing measures assumed, were reported the first cases of COVID-19 However, we have seen the lockdowns strict avoided in the US and Europe. The city has about 1,000 confirmed cases of 7.5 million inhabitants. Although Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world, officials were able number of cases to be monitored through social distancing, looking for in-depth contacts, isolation and travel restrictions. Schools and major theme parks were closed in late January, and the government said the civil service to work from home. Many companies have followed and have urged their employees to work remotely wherever possible. The end of March when it seemed that a second wave of infections could hit, authorities banned non-residents from entering the city and mandatory quarantine period of 14 days made for each arrival in Hong Kong. Companies such as bars, karaoke, beauty salons and gyms are closed. restaurants are open, but should be limited to no more than one group for each table space and tables of about five feet four. apart from. The contrast reaction Hong Kong to the United States, where President Donald Trump has quickly kickstart business urged despite concerns that the test was done far enough away not to be limitations sure to relax, although the number of new cases began to slow . Several states are already moving to open their economies. In South Carolina, several shops have resumed operations this week, and the governor of Georgia announced that gyms, hair and nail salons, tattoos and bowling Friday may reopen. Restaurants in the state to accommodate dine-in service again. Hui CUHK warns that the United States for reopening the gains could be reversed quickly of which were previously made by lockdowns. “If we let go too soon, can follow in the footsteps of Hokkaido or Singapore, and suddenly a big bang,” he says. Hokkaido, the second largest island of the country, a second wave of infections with a view to its original state of emergency on March 19 lifting of Singapore has seen increased in recent days, the number of cases, driven by an explosion of infections in migrant workers’ hostels. “It ‘suddenly all the rage,” says Hui.