(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Many residential buildings in Hong Kong are enclosed and the chief executive calls for concerted efforts to curb the spread of the virus

  China News Service, Hong Kong, January 22 (Reporter Zhang Xiaoxi) The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam, said on the 22nd that as the number of confirmed and preliminary confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in different buildings in Kwai Chung Village, Hong Kong has reached 105, there has been a similar "geometric outbreak". Buildings must be fenced off and residents must undergo mandatory virus testing.

She pointed out that the epidemic situation in Hong Kong is very serious, and called on everyone to maintain confidence that as long as they work together, the spread of the virus can still be contained.

  In the afternoon of the same day, Carrie Lam held a press conference at the Hong Kong SAR Government Headquarters to introduce the latest situation of the epidemic and announce relevant measures.

  She said that since 8 confirmed or pre-confirmed cases have been found in Yingkui Building in Kwai Chung Village, the building will be enclosed for five days; Qiankui Building, Xiaokui Building, Xukui Building and Yakui Building in Kwai Chung Village will be enclosed for one night , residents are subject to compulsory testing; the remaining 11 buildings in Kwai Chung Village, as well as the adjacent Kwai Fu Court On Kwai House and Lok Kwai House, residents are subject to compulsory testing.

  In addition, two cleaners in Kwai Chung Village tested positive.

She pointed out that the two cleaners belonged to the same contractor, and more than 40 cleaners are currently listed as close contacts and are arranged to be admitted to the quarantine center for quarantine.

  Carrie Lam said the siege was "very huge" in terms of numbers, involving about 36,000 to 37,000 residents who had to be tested, but Hong Kong's current testing capacity can handle it.

  She also called on the public to reduce going out and gatherings, and get vaccinated against the new crown as soon as possible. She also called on residents of Kwai Chung Village who worked in high-risk areas, including nursing homes, hospitals, and clinics, to suspend work, and hoped that employers would cooperate with the epidemic.

  In addition, the Secretary for Transport and Housing of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Chen Fan, said at the same press conference that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has set up a total of three mobile sampling stations in Kwai Chung Village, and it cannot be ruled out that it will increase.