Written by: Chen Jingqi
2020-01-31 18:11Last updated: 2020-01-31 18:14
The outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan caused by the new coronavirus has continued to spread, and the government has not kept track of the number of tourists in Hubei Province in Hong Kong. Chief Executive Lin Zheng Yue'e held a press conference this afternoon (31st) and finally announced that as of 1pm today, the Immigration Department had visited 355 hotels in Hong Kong and found that there were still 48 visitors from Hubei, of which 15 had left Hong Kong by themselves and the remaining 33 People will be arranged to stay in the quarantine center, and those without symptoms will be arranged to leave Hong Kong as soon as possible.
The Director of Health, Chen Hanyi, added that as of 3:30 pm today, according to the Immigration Department information, 28 visitors from Wuhan, Hubei had been contacted, some of whom had left Hong Kong and some were not in Hubei Province in the past 14 days. As for a passenger who has traveled to Hubei Province within 14 days, he has also left Hong Kong.
Use 200 sets of electronic bracelets to track people isolated at home
Lin Zhengyue continued to point out that due to the current lack of isolation facilities, she is studying the use of electronic tracking bracelets and positioning for monitoring. She hopes to use 200 sets of bracelets to track people who are isolated at home next week. At the same time, she also announced that starting tomorrow (February 1), the airport will screen outbound passengers. They will need to monitor their temperature. If they have a fever, they will not be able to board the aircraft. As for Luohu and Shenzhen Bay ports, health declaration will also be required.
The Director of Health, Chen Hanyi, added that as of 3:30 today, according to the Immigration Department information, 28 passengers from Wuhan, Hubei had been contacted, some of whom have left Hong Kong and some of them have not been in Hubei Province in the past 14 days. (Photo by Lu Yiming)
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