(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Hong Kong "overweights" and pushes mandatory testing, Yau Ma Tei, and Jordan designates core areas

  China News Service, Hong Kong, January 19 (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 19th and said that Hong Kong will implement mandatory testing for the new crown virus with a more aggressive attitude. The designated area of ​​Jordan in Yau Ma Tei will further delimit the core area where residents of each building are required to undergo mandatory inspections, and similar compulsory inspections in the community will be extended to Sham Shui Po.

On January 19, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, said in a meeting with reporters before the executive meeting that there are many buildings in the designated inspection area in Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, which have poor environment and belong to the "three no buildings". Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen epidemic prevention measures in this area.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhang Wei

  Hong Kong reappeared on the 18th with more than 100 new diagnoses in a single day, the first time since mid-December last year.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that the number of diagnoses in a single day has broken 100 and again shows that there are still transmission chains in all districts of Hong Kong.

In order to cut these transmission chains as soon as possible, the SAR government has stepped up its work in various aspects, including more aggressive implementation of mandatory virus testing.

  The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has previously designated areas for compulsory community inspections in Jordan, Yau Ma Tei. If a confirmed case is found in a building in the area, all residents of the building must be subject to mandatory testing.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor recently announced three additional measures: First, regardless of whether there are confirmed cases in the building, the Yau Ma Tei Jordan Forced Inspection Community then delineates the core area where residents of each building must be forced to undergo a forced inspection, which is expected to include dozens of buildings; second If the sewage virus surveillance is positive, the residents of the Yau Ma Tei Jordon area outside the aforementioned core area must undergo a forced inspection. Third, the similar area will be extended to Sham Shui Po. The specific scope will be announced later.

  Regarding whether the epidemic situation in Hong Kong is getting worse, Carrie Lam pointed out that based on the analysis of experts, the Department of Health, and overseas experience, when a place increases its efforts to compulsorily detect the virus, the number of confirmed cases will rise accordingly, so there is no need to panic too much.

  Carrie Lam called on the whole society to work together to fight the epidemic.

She said that in view of the latest development of the epidemic, the social distancing measures that will expire on January 21 will be extended.