(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Carrie Lam exchanges views with mainland experts on the development of the epidemic in the Hong Kong SAR and anti-epidemic measures

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, March 23. The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, met with mainland experts visiting Hong Kong on the 23rd to exchange views on the latest development of the epidemic in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the measures taken by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.

The Secretary for Food and Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Sophia Chan, and the Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, Mr Ko Bak-sing, were also present.

  Carrie Lam thanked the central government for its full support for the SAR's anti-epidemic efforts, including sending three batches of experts with rich anti-epidemic experience to Hong Kong since mid-February to inspect and guide the SAR's anti-epidemic work.

After arriving in Hong Kong, the expert groups met and communicated with different units of the SAR's anti-epidemic team, went to various locations to investigate the SAR's anti-epidemic work, and provided pertinent and pragmatic opinions in different areas. Carrie Lam expressed her heartfelt thanks for this.

  Carrie Lam stressed that although the surge in the fifth wave of the epidemic in Hong Kong has been clearly contained earlier, the SAR government will never let up and will continue to make every effort to implement "reduce severe illness, reduce death, and reduce infection". In addition to identifying cases of infection in the community, it will also strengthen the implementation of stratified triage treatment and isolation strategies, provide appropriate support to patients, especially the elderly, according to the severity of the disease, while increasing the vaccination rate of "one old and one young".

  In addition, mainland medical experts have promoted exchanges and cooperation between medical and nursing care in the two places, including the implementation of Chinese and Western medicine collaboration in the community treatment center of the AsiaWorld-Expo, to better leverage the application strategy of Chinese medicine to reduce mild and severe symptoms and relieve symptoms. illness.

The SAR Government will continue to explore how to further utilize Chinese medicine to treat and prevent COVID-19.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that the SAR government is very grateful to various mainland experts for their tireless visits and guidance in Hong Kong, and to share their observations and suggestions with the SAR government to help the SAR fight the epidemic.

The SAR government will continue to closely monitor the development of the epidemic, work with experts to study and judge, and listen to opinions from all walks of life.