Multi-sector How has use of public transit changed in Hong Kong vs. other major cities?

Governments around the world have taken different approaches to Covid-19 and seen different responses. Hong Kong reacted quickly to contain the virus after 5 cases were reported, though it did not impose strict social distancing measures.

21 Apr 2020
  • Its transit ridership fell steeply at first and then began to recover.
  • However, the number of confirmed cases started to rise rapidly in mid-March, and ridership began to decline again.
  • The latest data shows early signs of a recovery.

Hong Kong: Change in Use of Public Transit vs. 15-Jan-20

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Moovit