Various sectors continue to support Hong Kong against COVID-19-Xinhua
Various sectors continue to support Hong Kong against COVID-19-Xinhua

Various sectors continue to support Hong Kong against COVID-19-Xinhua

People wearing face masks take to the streets in Hong Kong, southern China, on February 24, 2022. (Xinhua / Lo Ping Fai)

Anti-pandemic supplies including quick test kits, masks, protective suits are provided by various sectors in Hong Kong to support the fight against COVID-19.

HONG KONG, FEBRUARY 27 (Xinhua) – Various sectors in Hong Kong are continuing their efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the situation escalates.

Through its charitable fund, China Merchants Group provided residents and frontline staff with 175,000 sets of quick test kits, 328,000 N95 masks and 68,000 protective suits.

China Resources Power donated 1,000 sets of quick test kits and 6,800 bottles of alcohol hand alcohol to a Hong Kong public bus company to their frontline employees. Minsheng Commercial Bank International Holdings Ltd. donated 10,000 sets of rapid test kits to communities in New Territories North.

Aerial photo shows people working on the construction site of Tsing Yi Mobile Hut Hospital in Hong Kong, Southern China, on February 26, 2022. (Photo by Lui Siu Wai / Xinhua)

Meanwhile, construction began on two communities’ isolation and treatment facilities built with assistance from the mainland at Penny’s Bay and Kai Tak Pier on March 19th. And on February 23, Sinotrans Limited, a logistics platform, mobilized all the resources to ship the first batch of 140 isolation rooms from the mainland to Hong Kong.

A spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Saturday that the HKSAR government had received 350,000 boxes of proprietary traditional Chinese medicines donated by the mainland.

Various medical supplies have also arrived in Hong Kong in batches, including more than 10 million N95 and KN95 masks and more than 10 million rapid antigen test kits. These drugs and materials have been distributed to various organizations and the public, the spokesman said.

Hong Kong reported 17,063 new COVID-19 cases and 66 deaths on Saturday, official data showed.

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