(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor: Hong Kong's epidemic situation is now on a downward trend, but the measures are not assured

  China News Service, Hong Kong, January 5 (Reporter Zeng Ping) The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, met with the media before attending an executive meeting on the 5th, saying that the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong has recently shown a downward trend, but he is not assured that he can start to relax social distancing measures. The stage.

  Carrie Lam said that the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong has shown a downward trend recently, but the magnitude is very slow.

The number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong in a single month reached a record high in December last year, reaching 2,532. From late December to recent days, the epidemic showed signs of easing, but there is still a long way to go before the goal of "clearing" or bringing society back to normal.

She pointed out that she does not think that social distancing measures will be relaxed until the "zero" is reached. The SAR government will gradually and orderly relax measures, but it still needs to be observed for some time.

  Talking about future epidemic prevention work, Carrie Lam said that the SAR government is obliged to invest additional resources and increase efforts in every aspect of the epidemic.

In terms of tracking close contacts, the SAR government has mobilized more staff. In addition to the police, immigration and customs officers have recently been mobilized. Experts will introduce to civil servants participating in this work on the 6th how to be more scientific and professional. To carry out contact tracing work locally.

  That day was Carrie Lam’s first meeting with the media in 2021.

She said that the common aspiration of all Hong Kong citizens at the moment is that the new crown epidemic will be brought under control as soon as possible, daily life will return to normal, Hong Kong and the Mainland can resume personnel exchanges and Hong Kong people can carry out overseas tourism. This is the work goal of the SAR government and will definitely do its best.

  Carrie Lam also said that during the one-year period of fighting the epidemic, the SAR government has invested a lot of manpower and material resources, and the whole society has been able to fight the epidemic together, and the citizens generally cooperated with the SAR government's epidemic prevention measures.

At the beginning of the new year, she expressed her heartfelt thanks to the Food and Health Bureau, the Department of Health, the Hospital Authority, law enforcement agencies, anti-epidemic experts, mask manufacturers, and private laboratories.