China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Friday thanked postal staff for working day and night during the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic, prioritizing the delivery of a large number of parcels containing anti-epidemic goods to the public.
From the end of the Chinese New Year up to now, Hongkong Post has completed the delivery of 160,000 parcels containing face masks to the public.
Lam visited the Kowloon Speedpost Operations Centre in Yau Tong to view its operation on Friday, and was briefed on how Hongkong Post had dealt with the surge volume of inward mail items during the epidemic, with many containing such protective gear as face masks, through manpower deployment and adjustment to working hours.
In response to the tight supply of face masks in the market, postal staff proactively identified parcels with face masks and prioritized their delivery to address the needs of the public. Lam praised postal staff for their commitment to people-oriented services.
Although workload has increased amid the epidemic, postal staff have worked tirelessly and taken the necessary precautionary measures to resume full public services. Lam thanked the postal staff for their hard work and encouraged them to continue to provide quality services to the public.