(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Carrie Lam calls on all walks of life in Hong Kong to unite and contain the epidemic as soon as possible
China News Service, Hong Kong, July 25. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said on social media on the 25th that in the face of the new wave of new crown pneumonia, the SAR government will continue to promote relevant anti-epidemic measures and call on citizens to be more vigilant. , Maintain social distance, unite from all walks of life, and contain the epidemic as soon as possible.
On the same day, Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor published an article on social media titled "Anti-epidemic in June, turbulent waves and one heart," and pointed out that as of now, the global new crown pneumonia epidemic shows no signs of stopping. Since the beginning of July, the number of new confirmed cases in Hong Kong has been on the rise. There have been more than 100 cases in a single day in four days. Infected groups have emerged in multiple communities, and a considerable proportion of cases have not been identified. This has greatly increased the risk of virus transmission, tracing contacts and cutting off The work of the communication chain is difficult, and large-scale community outbreaks are about to occur, and the situation is worrying.
Carrie Lam said that Hong Kong must avoid the collapse of the medical system due to the large number of patients and serious illness. At present, the utilization rate of negative pressure wards and beds in hospitals under the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong is about 80%, which is extremely stressful. The staff of the Health Protection Center and the Public Health Laboratory Service of the Department of Health often work more than 10 hours a day, and the degree of physical and mental fatigue can be imagined.
Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that in order to cope with the increasing workload, Hong Kong has commissioned three testing agencies to take over, to conduct virus testing for people in four higher-risk groups in the community, and asked the police to use its "supercomputer" (Major Incident Investigation and disaster support system) to help track cases.
She said that before this, the SAR government had implemented a series of stringent anti-epidemic measures. Currently, the SAR government is carrying out the following tasks at full speed. The first is to strengthen detection capabilities through public-private cooperation; the second is to respond flexibly and increase epidemic prevention and anti-epidemic facilities; the third is to plan ahead and plan further control measures.
She pointed out that at present, the SAR government still further restricts the business of premises and reduces the space for citizens to go out. If it is not a last resort, it will not rashly use measures such as "staying at home" or "ban on footing". She strongly condemned the fact that Hong Kong is about to implement false information such as the "foot ban" that has been circulating online recently, and believes that malicious rumors are unpredictable and make the anti-epidemic work worse.
Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that the central government has always been very concerned about the changes in the epidemic in Hong Kong and supported the SAR government’s epidemic prevention and anti-epidemic work. Recently, upon request, it has increased its testing capabilities and modified the Asia World Expo to provide work similar to “square cabin hospitals”. The assistance fully reflects the care for Hong Kong people.
She finally said that the current situation in Hong Kong is severe, and all sectors must be vigorous and actively respond. She urged all walks of life to stick to social distancing and reduce going out, and urged shop owners and business employers to cope with the difficulties together. "As long as everyone is united, we can definitely overcome the difficulties again and set off again." (End)