Like it or not, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has revealed an unfortunate number of people showing inconsiderate — and potentially dangerous — behaviour. Like that guy who went out to eat bak kut teh when he was supposed to be on Stay-Home Notice. Or the Hongkong socialite who visited all kinds of places around the city even though she was displaying symptoms.

Mario Ho, the son of Macau casino king Stanley Ho, is not one of those people, despite the Hongkong media’s recent attempts to portray him as such.

Last Wednesday (Apr 8), the 25-year-old was reported to have been infected with the coronavirus during a trip to Shanghai in mid-January. It was said that to return to Hongkong, Mario took fever-reducing meds and flew home on a private plane. But instead of checking himself into a hospital, he self-isolated in a hotel and took prescribed medication until he fully recovered before reuniting with his family.

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