(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Carrie Lam: The Central Government's selfless support for Hong Kong's fight against the epidemic should be ashamed of those who take the opportunity to smear

  China News Service, Hong Kong, August 25 (Reporter Han Xingtong) The Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam wrote an article reviewing the anti-epidemic work on social platforms on the 25th. She pointed out that the central government selflessly supports Hong Kong. Those who continue to take the opportunity to discredit the central government and undermine the relationship between the SAR and the central government should be ashamed.

Data map: Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Photo by China News Agency reporter Li Zhihua

  Carrie Lam said that the central government has always been very concerned about the situation in Hong Kong and has actively responded to requests made by the SAR. Even when the epidemic situation in the Mainland is severe, the Central Government has always provided supplies and assisted Hong Kong residents stranded in the Mainland and overseas to return to Hong Kong.

  She said that the SAR government will make good use of the support provided by the central government to the SAR to implement the three tasks as quickly as possible, including the launch of a universal community test on September 1 to provide citizens with a "willing to check" service; in a few weeks Asia World Expo (Asian Expo) completed the construction of community treatment facilities; a temporary hospital will be built on the land next to Asia Expo within a few months.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor also said that support personnel from the Mainland respect Hong Kong's system when they work in Hong Kong. All work is carried out in accordance with Hong Kong's laws and regulations, which fully reflects Hong Kong's special status under "one country, two systems." Facing the central government's selfless support for Hong Kong, those who continue to take the opportunity to discredit the central government and undermine the relationship between the SAR and the central government should be ashamed.

  Looking back on the anti-epidemic work in the past month, Carrie Lam said frankly that she made three decisions during this period: First, to ensure public safety and public health, to ensure that the election is open and fair, the decision was postponed in September. The 2020 Legislative Council General Election will be held on the 6th for one year; the second is to suspend the use of Hong Kong by ocean-going cargo ships and passenger ships for crew changes; the third is to bite the bullet and continue strict social distancing measures every week, especially for the catering industry and the 14 categories Closed commercial premises brought great impact. She described the decision as difficult, but as the Chief Executive, she has no shirk.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor also pointed out that there are still double-digit (24 days as a single digit) local confirmed cases every day, and nearly 40% of the source is unknown, indicating that the invisible transmission chain in the community still exists. She said that under the strict social distancing measures, the tolerance of all walks of life is approaching its limit, and the fatigue of the public is becoming more and more obvious. Therefore, the SAR government will promptly adjust a number of social distancing measures within the week, hoping to allow economic activities and The normal life of citizens is gradually restored. (Finish)