(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Carrie Lam said the "restricted area" forced inspection has been effective and similar operations will "raid"

  China News Service, Hong Kong, January 26 (Reporter Zhang Xiaoxi) The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, pointed out on the 26th that Jordan's mandatory detection of the new crown virus in "restricted areas" was generally smooth, orderly and effective.

When asked if and when similar actions will be taken again, she pointed out that she "will use it when necessary" and hopes to be "raid" and have a high degree of confidentiality.

  On the same day, Carrie Lam met with the media at the headquarters of the SAR Government before attending the executive meeting.

Summarizing Jotun’s actions to specify mandatory testing in "restricted areas", she said that about 7,000 residents in more than 150 buildings in the area have been tested for the new crown virus and successfully identified 13 confirmed cases, which is believed to help cut off the spread of the virus. chain.

  She pointed out that after the operation ended at 0:00 on the 25th, the SAR government continued to enforce the law and found that more than 200 residents in the "restricted area" had not yet received compulsory testing.

At present, the information of these people has been transferred to the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health for follow-up, urging them to be themselves and be tested as soon as possible.

  She also said that she noticed that some of the confirmed people found in the operation had been tested for the virus earlier and the result was negative, indicating that the virus has a longer incubation period; or due to the impact of the movement of people in the area, new confirmed cases have appeared.

In this regard, the SAR government will closely monitor the situation and request a second mandatory test when necessary.

  Talking about the experience of this operation, Carrie Lam believes that the success of the operation depends on the efforts of all parties, and the relevant work has been "people-oriented".

But she also said that in the future, it will consider further improvement of the relevant work, including when the action time will be announced, narrowing and focusing on the scope of the forced inspection, and reducing the time that citizens cannot leave their residences.

  Carrie Lam said that since the epidemic in Hong Kong is still worrying, the SAR government will be more aggressive in its future anti-epidemic work.

She revealed that the SAR government has delineated three levels of scope: First, if there are two or more units in any building in Hong Kong with a confirmed diagnosis or a positive sewage test, the residents of the entire building must undergo a mandatory inspection; In a designated area with a higher risk, one person is diagnosed in any building, and everyone needs to be checked. Third, restrictions on the movement of people are arranged. This time, Jordan specified a “restricted area” to require everyone to stay in the residence and accept the forced inspection. Check.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that the testing measures adopted by the SAR government will depend on the diagnosis of the region or building, the surrounding environment and related management, etc. She is also very pleased that Hong Kong's achievements in innovation and technology can help sewage testing and improve overall testing capabilities. She hopes that the relevant testing measures can go before the outbreak of the epidemic in the community and enable Hong Kong to leave the epidemic as soon as possible. (Finish)