March 21, 2022
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government will not tolerate any smear against the nation’s support for Hong Kong’s anti-pandemic fight or any attempt to obstruct efforts to contain the virus, Secretary for Security Chris Tang Ping-keung said.
In a recent interview with China News Service, Tang said the central government, in helping the SAR contain its worst wave of COVID-19 infections, has extended staunch support by sending medical workers and building community isolation facilities in Hong Kong.
Secretary for Security Chris Tang Ping-keung said Hong Kong’s disciplinary forces themselves have undertaken a lot of anti-pandemic work, such as managing the community isolation facilities built with the nation’s help
Yet, a minority of people have defamed the Chinese mainland’s generous support through social platforms, and undermined the SAR government’s efforts to rein in the virus. Warning that such actions might have violated the law, Tang said the authorities will investigate and take action if there’s sufficient evidence.
Tang said Hong Kong’s disciplinary forces themselves have undertaken a lot of anti-pandemic work, such as managing the community isolation facilities built with the nation’s help.
The occupancy rates of five such facilities have exceeded 80 percent, while the facility at Fanling is 90 percent full, he said.
The Security Bureau has simplified the admission procedures for patients and offered them newspapers and toys, while allowing them to use the internet.
The bureau will next focus on managing the makeshift hospital and the isolation facility at the Lok Ma Chau Loop, which are expected to be completed next month. It will also prioritize preparations for the planned city-wide mass testing campaign, Tang said.