Written by: Zeng Kaixin, Ouyang Dehao
2020-01-26 13:07Last updated: 2020-01-26 13:07
The outbreak of a new coronavirus related to Wuhan pneumonia continues to spread. The Hong Kong Government announced yesterday (25th) that in order to meet the possibility that more people need to be quarantined, the Housing Department's Fanling public housing Huiming Village will be modified. Isolate close contacts from time to time, or arrange for temporary accommodation for medical staff.
The reporter visited the scene this morning (26th) and found that Huiming Village is only about five minutes away from a nearby middle school and primary school. Among them, Yongsheng Court of Yongsheng Court and Shenghui Building of Huiming Village are only less than ten meters away. . Residents of Yongshengyuan were surprised by the government's measures and considered that the distance was too close to accept the practice.
Some political parties have stated their opposition to the use of Huiming Village as a quarantine camp, while the Housing Authority has stated that as the housing estates have to be converted into temporary housing, public housing applicants who have previously accepted the pre-provisioning of the relevant housing units will be affected. The date cannot be determined.
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Huiming Village is less than ten meters from the neighbouring estate
As seen at the scene, Huiming Village and a nearby middle school and elementary school were only about five minutes away, of which Yongsheng Court and Shenghui Building were only less than ten meters away.
Yonghua Pavilion is only a few meters away from Shenghui Building of Huiming Village. Ms. He said that there are many residents in Yongsheng Garden. In addition, Huiming Village is located close to primary and secondary schools and kindergartens. How about it? "It is inappropriate to denounce the conversion of Huiming Village to close contacts.
Residents of Yongshengyuan worry about being infected
She also mentioned that it was the peak of Wuhan's new coronavirus infection, and she lived with her pregnant daughter-in-law, so she was very worried. She also said that it could not be prevented even when the doors and windows were closed.
Another resident, Mr. He, was also surprised by the approach. He bluntly did not expect that the newly completed housing estates would be used for isolation. Although he understood the need to isolate close contacts in Wuhan Pneumonia, he did not think it was necessary to act near schools and residential buildings. Isolated place. He said that as ordinary citizens "do what they do", they can only wear masks when going out to raise their awareness of epidemic prevention.
Mr. Chen, who has gone out without a mask and has a daughter, believes that there are still many places in Hong Kong that can be used as quarantine camps. I don't understand why the government chose to locate nearby residential areas and worry about the spread of the new coronavirus epidemic. He reluctantly said that if Huiming Village becomes a quarantine camp in the future, "it is difficult to prevent it from being done." He also believes that it is impossible to wear a mask for 24 hours, but only when he goes out.
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New Alliance: Huiming Village's isolation camp is equivalent to placing bombs in the community
Members of the New Democracy League District petitioned this morning to the General Political Department. North District Councilor Lin Shujing believed that the isolation camp should be far away from the dwellings, because Huiming Village is located close to the dwellings. It is only one street away from Yongsheng Garden, which has 2,500 households. There are many more nearby. Primary and secondary schools and nursing homes. The Huiming village is not complete, and it may cause inconvenience to the medical staff. It is not suitable for the isolation camp. She pointed out that the proposed official's move was equivalent to placing a bomb in the community and expressed strong dissatisfaction with the government's failure to consult the North District Council.
Another North District Councilor, Chen Zhida, said that at 10:30 pm yesterday (25), an online countersignature was launched, which had been signed by 14,720 residents in just 12 hours. He pointed out that when there was turmoil, some residents even considered launching fierce protests, such as blocking roads, and hoped that the government would think twice.
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