China News Agency, Beijing, February 13. The second China-Hong Kong New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Symposium was held in Shenzhen on the afternoon of the 12th.

The Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, the National Health and Health Commission, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government of Hong Kong, the Guangdong Provincial Government, the Shenzhen Municipal Government, and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government attended the meeting.

The meeting was co-chaired by Huang Liuquan, Deputy Director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, and Li Jiachao, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

  Huang Liuquan once again conveyed the spirit of the central leadership's instructions on fully supporting Hong Kong in fighting the epidemic and ensuring the supply of materials to Hong Kong, emphasizing that relevant central authorities and Guangdong Province will take all necessary measures to support Hong Kong in curbing the rapid spread of the epidemic and stabilizing the epidemic as soon as possible.

  The meeting analyzed the current situation of the epidemic in Hong Kong, and believed that the new coronavirus, especially the Omicron variant, is still spreading rapidly in the Hong Kong community, the number of confirmed cases continues to increase significantly, the medical system is under heavy pressure, and the epidemic has not peaked.

Under this situation, it is even more necessary for all parties concerned to enhance their awareness of risks, give full play to the advantages of the "one country, two systems" system, carry forward the great anti-epidemic spirit, unite and mobilize the forces of the whole society, mobilize resources from all aspects, and build a firmer will, broader consensus, More powerful measures to fight the epidemic together.

  At the meeting, participants from the National Health Commission, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangdong Province and Shenzhen City introduced the mainland's practices and experience in fighting the new crown pneumonia epidemic, especially the recent outbreak caused by the Omicron variant, and discussed the mainland and Hong Kong's joint fight against the epidemic. The strategies and measures of the epidemic were discussed in depth.

It was decided at the meeting that relevant central departments and Guangdong Province will, according to the specific needs put forward by the SAR government, send expert teams to Hong Kong to assist in the work, dispatch nucleic acid testing personnel to Hong Kong, assist in the construction of community isolation and treatment facilities, and provide rapid antigen test kits and other medical supplies. Guarantee the supply of fresh food, vegetables and other daily necessities to Hong Kong.

The meeting also decided that the two sides should set up a number of working groups to connect and implement related work.

  On behalf of the Hong Kong SAR government, Li Jiachao sincerely thanked the central government for its care and love, and thanked the relevant departments of the central government and Guangdong Province for their strong support, and said that with the motherland as the strong backer of Hong Kong, the SAR government will make every effort to do the relevant work well and be confident in defeating the epidemic .