(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Summary: The Central Government Provides All-round Support to Hong Kong to Stabilize the Epidemic

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, April 11 (Reporter Zhang Xiaoxi) Hong Kong's fifth wave of the new crown pneumonia epidemic is entering a "decline channel". On the 11th, 1,407 new positive cases were announced, which is a new low in the past two months.

Looking back at the most critical moment of the fifth wave of the epidemic, the central government provided all-round support for Hong Kong's fight against the epidemic, fully helped Hong Kong to stabilize and control the epidemic, and ensured the stability of the overall situation of Hong Kong society.

  On February 16 this year, a special class for the mainland to support Hong Kong's anti-epidemic work was established. Working groups such as expert groups, testing and medical care groups, isolation and quarantine facilities construction groups, medical supplies supply groups, and living supplies guarantee supply groups were set up according to different divisions of labor. In response to the demands put forward by the SAR government, a series of anti-epidemic measures have been introduced to assist Hong Kong.

  On February 17, the first batch of experts from the mainland to assist Hong Kong (epidemiological expert team) rushed to Hong Kong to provide support; on February 19, the second batch of medical expert teams went to Hong Kong to guide medical treatment; on February 28, the central government aided Hong Kong for prevention and control The third group of expert groups led by Liang Wannian, the leader of the expert group and the expert group leader of the National Health Commission's New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Response Leading Group, arrived in Hong Kong; on March 29, the central aid team headed by Tong Xiaolin, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences The Hong Kong anti-epidemic Chinese medicine expert group arrived in Hong Kong for inspection; on April 7, a new batch of mainland epidemic prevention and control experts dispatched by the central government arrived in Hong Kong.

  Among them, Liang Wannian proposed to adhere to the "three reductions, three heavy and one priority" during his inspection in Hong Kong, that is, "reduce deaths, reduce severe illness, and reduce infections", and take precise and powerful measures around "key groups, key institutions, and key areas" to catch the elderly. For this priority group, these recommendations have been adopted by the SAR government.

The SAR government has rapidly expanded the treatment capacity of public hospitals, centralized treatment of COVID-19 patients, and conducted triage and stratified treatment according to their conditions, and achieved good results in the fight against the epidemic.

  In addition to the support of medical experts and medical staff, the central government has also provided a steady stream of material support for Hong Kong, including opening up water supply routes, opening railway aid trains, etc., to provide Hong Kong with epidemic prevention and civilian material protection, ensuring necessities and food. supply.

New crown antigen detection reagents from major medical companies in Guangdong and even the country were sent to Hong Kong to help break through the detection bottleneck. The central government also dispatched task forces and special vehicles to support Hong Kong's nucleic acid detection work.

In addition, the central government has also accepted the request of the SAR government and entrusted the construction team to build community isolation and treatment facilities in many places in Hong Kong in the shortest possible time to enhance Hong Kong's anti-epidemic capability.

  The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said at the opening ceremony of the construction of community isolation and treatment facilities aided by the mainland on February 19 that Hong Kong is facing an unprecedented new wave of epidemics, which is "a war without gunpowder smoke", and the situation is very Critical; the SAR Government sincerely appreciates the measures taken by the Central Government to assist Hong Kong. These measures are powerful and fast.

  The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Yau Tenghua, who is in charge of coordinating the working group for the protection of medical supplies in Hong Kong, pointed out in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency in March that with the full support of the central government, there is no problem with the supply of medical supplies in Hong Kong, and the SAR government will Ensure that the distribution of anti-epidemic materials "cannot be lacked and uninterrupted", and will share anti-epidemic materials with the citizens of Hong Kong more widely.

  Since April 2, the SAR government has distributed anti-epidemic service kits to all households in Hong Kong. According to Chen Jizhi, Acting Director of the Home Affairs Bureau of the SAR Government, the main materials in the anti-epidemic service kits are provided by the central government, including rapid test kits, protective Strong KN95 masks and Chinese patent medicine Lianhua Qingwen capsules, "We are very grateful for the support of the central government," he said.

  Miss He, a citizen, told reporters that the epidemic in Hong Kong was gradually brought under control, and it was inseparable from the support of the central government and the state as the backing, and she felt "at ease".

Mr. Lee, a citizen, pointed out that as long as Hong Kong is united and with the support of the state, the epidemic will be stabilized and controlled. He hoped that the citizens will continue to maintain this cohesion and create a better tomorrow for Hong Kong.