The novel coronavirus pneumonia in Hongkong is getting worse and worse, and 121 cases are confirmed on 31 days. The diagnosis is broken up for ten consecutive days. About half of the cases are unknown. There are many invisible people in the community. Early detection and early isolation are crucial. The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council said in a statement yesterday that at the request of the SAR government, the central government has decided to send mainland testing personnel to Hong Kong to assist in large-scale nucleic acid testing and screening, and to help the SAR speed up the construction of temporary isolation and treatment centers. It is understood that the central government will spare no effort to assist the SAR Government in carrying out virus testing for 7.5 million people in Hong Kong free of charge, and to build a larger shelter hospital at the No.2 venue of the Asian Museum to help Hong Kong fight the virus.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia has not been alleviated by the third outbreak. The director of infectious diseases division of the centre for health protection of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced at a briefing on the latest epidemic situation yesterday that 121 more confirmed cases were confirmed yesterday, of which 118 were local cases. Of the local infections, 62 were associated with earlier cases: 48 were infected after meeting with confirmed family members or relatives and friends, and more than one confirmed case occurred in many workplaces.
In the face of the third outbreak, Hong Kongs medical system is in danger of collapse. At a press conference announcing the postponement of this years Legislative Council election, the chief executive of the Special Administrative Region (SAR), Mrs Carrie Lam, said yesterday that she had submitted a request to the central government for assistance and that the central government had publicly expressed its willingness to provide support, including two aspects: first, testing, Second, medical facilities. In the long run, she hopes that the central government can provide vaccines in the future, because there has been positive development in vaccine research and development in the mainland. She hopes that after the completion of the research and development in the mainland, it can also help more than 7 million people in Hong Kong at the same time.
The statement stressed that the great motherland is the strong backing for Hong Kong to overcome the epidemic situation and all risks. It is hoped that all sectors of the Hong Kong community, under the leadership of the SAR government, will focus on the overall situation of the fight against the epidemic, share the responsibility of fighting against the epidemic, unite as one, and work together in the same boat, so as to win the fight against the epidemic as soon as possible, and create good conditions for the recovery of the economy and improvement of peoples livelihood.
At the same time, the central government will send a team of experts to assist Hong Kong in building another shelter hospital at the No.2 venue of the Asian Expo. It is understood that the new Hong Kong version of the shelter hospital will be larger than the one opened today.