Written by: Huang Weilun
2020-03-29 19:03Last updated: 2020-03-29 19:03
A new type of coronavirus pneumonia (commonly known as Wuhan pneumonia) has spread worldwide, and the Chinese Embassy in Peru confirmed that a Hong Kong tourist died of a heart attack in Peru due to new coronary pneumonia. Affected by the epidemic, Peru declared a state of emergency earlier and closed its borders. Hong Kong people are still stranded there.
The Director General of the Tourism Council Chen Zhangleyi said that there are still three Hong Kong tour groups involving 37 people in Peru and are waiting for the Hong Kong Government to assist in returning to Hong Kong. She said that it was reported that the authorities were considering charter flights to pick up Hong Kong people stranded in Peru. Xingchen Tourism stated that there are currently 20 group members and a team leader staying in the area. Each of them is in good health for the time being. Although some group members needed medicines earlier, the problem has been resolved and they are liaising with the Hong Kong Government to arrange charter flights.
Peru officially entered a state of emergency starting on the 16th of this month, and the sea, land and air passenger borders were completely closed. As a result, a large number of passengers were stranded, including Hong Kong people. The Chinese Embassy in Peru confirmed that on March 27, a Hong Kong person died of cardiac arrest in Cusco, Peru due to new crown pneumonia.
Zhang Shuwen, vice president of Xingchen Tourism, said that currently 20 group members and 1 leader are staying in Cusco, Peru. Some of them are participating in the 24-day group tour, which should have already left; the other part is a 30-day group. Arrive in Hong Kong today. She said that at present, there are soldiers stationed in the streets of Cusco, and the group members basically stay at the hotel all day, thinking that "there is no problem when you go out." Meals can also be provided by the hotel. She also said that due to the presence of soldiers in the streets, the flow of people out of the city has been greatly reduced, which is believed to help prevent epidemics.
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From time to time, there has been a shortage of drugs for patients with chronic diseases during their stay. Zhang Shuwen pointed out that after the team leader got the medicine list of the group members, he successfully purchased the medicine locally, so there was no problem for the time being. She also said that for the time being everyone's health is OK, but some people hope to return to Hong Kong as soon as possible and are discussing with the Hong Kong government on charter flights.
The government had expected Hong Kong people to charter flights in other countries
Chen Zhang Leyi said that there are still 3 tour groups, involving 37 people still in Peru. She continued that the Brigade Council had sought the assistance of the Security Bureau two weeks ago and had contacted the authorities daily. It was learned that the authorities were considering charter flights to pick up Hong Kong residents stranded in Peru, but are still waiting for arrangements. She also said that the authorities had expected the stranded Hong Kong people to leave on other countries' flights to withdraw their nationals, but this should not necessarily be feasible.
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In addition to the stranded Hong Kong people in Peru, there are also Hong Kong people unable to leave in Morocco. Chen Zhang Leyi pointed out that there is currently a Hong Kong tour group stranded in Morocco, involving 3 passengers and a team leader. They are waiting for the assistance of the Hong Kong Government and have not received any news about charter flights. She emphasized that the brigade council would notify the Security Bureau whenever it received news of charter flights from other countries. She also understood that the authorities had been in contact with the relevant airlines and embassies, but no results have been achieved so far.
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