Written by: Di Ruimin Luo Jiaqing Huang Fengyi
2020-01-21 09:38Last updated: 2020-01-21 10:28
The pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection in Wuhan has spread rapidly, and the number of confirmed cases nationwide has surged to more than 200 in the past two days. Acting Chief Executive Zhang Jianzong met the media this morning (21st) before attending the Executive Council, and is expected to talk about the Hong Kong government's response to the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic.
In addition, today is the half-anniversary of the "7.21 Yuen Long Station Incident". The IPCC was scheduled to publish the first-phase report of the review of the police's handling of public activities on anti-revision incidents from the end of this month to the beginning of next month, but the party issued a statement decision earlier. Postponed, Zhang Jianzong materials will be required to respond to the incident.
(Photo by Zhang Haowei)
[10:07] The new director of the China Joint Affairs Office, Luo Huining, wrote in the People's Daily yesterday that Hong Kong is facing the most severe and complicated situation since the reunification. If the national security system and mechanism are absent for a long time, external forces will be able to act without fear Infiltration damage.
Asked whether it represented the pressure of China United Nations Liaison Office on the "three Articles" legislation, Zhang Jianzong responded that he agreed that maintaining national security is very important. The government has a constitutional responsibility to legislate, emphasizing the timing of the trial and creating a social environment with appropriate legislation.
[10:05] Moody's, a rating agency, downgraded Hong Kong's long-term credit rating from "AA2" to "AA3", at the same time changed its rating outlook from "negative" to "stable", and said that the government was unable to conduct social, political or economic The response to the issue partly reflects that the institutional capacity is weaker than expected. The autonomy of the Hong Kong government is facing more constraints under the "one country, two systems" policy.
Zhang Jianzong expressed regret at the rating and thought that it would not be appropriate to ignore Hong Kong's advantages in terms of system, business environment and other aspects, and that the rating should not be made solely from a political perspective. He also mentioned that the government adheres to "one country, two systems", recently launched 10 livelihood measures, and plans to set up an independent review committee to review social issues, all reflecting the government's will to govern, and criticizing Moody's for criticizing Hong Kong in a targeted manner.
Does the non-response urge citizens not to go to Wuhan?
[10:00] From Wuhan to Hong Kong, all passengers are required to fill out a health declaration form from today. When asked why it is not extended to the test on the high-speed rail, Zhang Jianzong reiterated that high-speed rail passengers already need to take a temperature test, and said that It is hoped that a large number of people will gather in the lobby to fill out the form after the step, causing air circulation and increasing the risk of infection. Zhang Jianzong emphasized that the government has been extremely alert, and made the worst plan to deal with people and will not take it lightly.
Asked whether he would urge the public not to go to Wuhan, Zhang Jianzong did not respond positively, only suggesting that if the public has visited Wuhan and feels unfit to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Rat symbolizes new hope and new opportunity
[09:45] Acting Chief Executive Zhang Jianzong said that Chief Executive Lin Zheng Yue'e led a high-level delegation to Davos, Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. He hoped to take this opportunity to show Hong Kong's long-term advantages and report the past seven to the world. Since the Anti-Amendment Campaign for many months, Hong Kong is currently up to date. Lin Zheng will return to Hong Kong on New Year's Day.
Zhang Jianzong also said that today is the last executive meeting of the Year of the Pig, and there will be four days before the New Year. It means that the mouse is the head of the zodiac, and it also represents new hope, new opportunities, and new challenges. Peace and society will return to tranquility at an early date, returning to the past warmth and vitality.
Zhang Jianzong said that Hong Kong will be calm for two weeks after New Year's Day, but unfortunately there were peaceful rallies held by radicals and violence on Sunday. In addition to setting fire and blocking roads, it attacked four police officers. He stressed the government's determination to uphold the rule of law and reaffirmed the halt Disturbance is still a top priority for Hong Kong.
There are 106 suspected infections but no confirmed cases
In addition, Wuhan pneumonia has recently spread, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cases. Zhang Jianzong said that as of now, there are 106 suspected infection cases in Hong Kong and no one has been confirmed. Of these, 81 have been discharged and the rest are being treated in isolation wards. He emphasized that Hong Kong would be prepared to stop serious cases and to strengthen inspections of suspected cases, which would include all persons who had visited Hubei Province and Shenzhen Hospital.
At the same time, Zhang Jianzong pointed out that there are still about 200 available beds in 500 public hospitals in Hong Kong, and in terms of preventing infection by medical staff, he emphasized that adequate protective equipment has been prepared for three months of use, of which 38 million Medical masks, 14 million N95 masks. He said that if the first confirmed case is found in Hong Kong, the Hospital Authority and the Department of Health have contingency plans, and the government will release information to ensure the transparency of the information received by the public. He urges citizens, whether local or overseas, to maintain personal hygiene. Not adapted to seek medical advice as soon as possible.
The outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan has so far been confirmed in at least 218 cases. Zhong Nanshan, a high-level expert group leader of the National Health and Medical Commission and a SARS expert, said in an interview with CCTV News that two patients in Guangdong had not been to Wuhan, but a family member had contracted the disease after going to Wuhan. Therefore, the virus "definitely passed on to others." He also pointed out that 14 medical personnel were infected, and that it was "more likely" to be transmitted to humans through wildlife, and he urged not to go to Wuhan without special circumstances.
Guangdong, the closest to Hong Kong, has accumulated 14 confirmed cases so far, of which Shenzhen accounted for 9 cases. He Bailiang, director of the Center for Infectious and Infectious Diseases of the University of Hong Kong, pointed out that Shenzhen and Hong Kong have frequent exchanges and believe that there is a high chance that cases will be introduced to Hong Kong in the future. .
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