Hong Kong to take all necessary measures to achieve 'zero infection': HKSAR chief executive

2020-11-25 13:57:48Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

In view of the unstable development of the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong, it is essential to take all necessary measures to strengthen epidemic control to achieve "zero infection", Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said here on Wednesday.

Lam delivered the 2020 policy address on Wednesday, which was her fourth one since she was sworn in on July 1, 2017, highlighting the HKSAR government's determination to fight the epidemic.

"On breaking the virus transmission chain in the community, we mandate high-risk groups to undergo virus tests, and will provide voluntary virus testing service for people without symptoms on a wider scale, or may even implement a large-scale universal community testing again in a bid to achieve the target of 'zero infection'," Lam said.

"During almost one year of our fight against the epidemic, Hong Kong has remained vigilant and committed," Lam said, adding that with the full support of the central government, a mass screening which provided voluntary virus testing services for more than 1.7 million people was conducted and the construction of a temporary hospital is expected to be completed in January next year.


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