Written by: Luo Jiaqing
2020-02-14 15:38Last updated: 2020-02-14 15:38
Ten Hong Kong people were confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus when they cruised to the Diamond Princess cruise ship in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan. Member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB), Zheng Yongshun, said that a request was received this morning. The Hong Kong people stated that his father was diagnosed with the infection. The Japanese authorities will later arrange for his father to go to the hospital for treatment, and his family can also accompany him.
However, Zheng Yongshun said that the helpers said that he was unable to understand the treatment because of verbal insufficiency. He expressed concern about this and hoped that the SAR Government could provide translation services.
Zheng Yongshun said that there are still more than 300 Hong Kong people on board. He made several suggestions this morning when meeting with the Secretary of Health, Chen Zhaoshi, including providing support for translators and consultants for Hong Kong people on board. The Department of Health became a task force to follow up. Events and set up a dedicated line to answer the questions of Hong Kong people on board.
Means that the government should decide whether to charter flights to pick up Hong Kong people and return to Hong Kong
Zheng Yongshun also pointed out that the government should decide as soon as possible whether it will send charter flights to take back Hong Kong people on the “Diamond Princess” to return to Hong Kong, and at the same time answer the question of whether people on board need to be quarantined again after returning to Hong Kong to relieve their concerns.
Zheng Yongshun quoted Chen Zhaoshi as saying that he was very concerned about the diagnosis of the Hong Kong people on board and emphasized that he had met with experts to conduct research and maintained communication with the Japanese authorities.
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