Written by: Li Enci, Zheng Cuibi, Zhang Meilan, Chen Qianting, Zhang Meihua, and Xiao Xiaobin
2020-02-16 04:00Last updated: 2020-02-16 15:06
The outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan caused by the new coronavirus continued. There were no new confirmed cases in Hong Kong yesterday (15th), and the cumulative number remained 56. One patient died, one patient was discharged from the hospital, and 54 people remained in hospital.
The Chief Administrative Manager of the Hospital Authority, Zhang Zifeng, said yesterday that the authority needs to leave protective equipment to the frontline medical staff. It will postpone most appointments for surgery and examinations and half appointments for follow-up appointments. He estimates that 10,000 people will be affected daily in the next two weeks, that is, 10 working days in two weeks, and a total of 100,000 people will be affected.
[15:00] It is reported that there was one additional confirmed case in the Eastern Hospital, and the patient was a 54-year-old man living in Taikoo City.
In addition, it is understood that the first diagnosed family of the sideburner family, a 24-year-old man, will be discharged today.
[14:30] There are also areas in Changsha Bay to organize a march to oppose the Jockey Club Clinic as a designated clinic. Before the parade rally began, police officers intercepted several citizens in the street near Xinyi Building, Li Zhengwu Village. During the period, a group of uniformed police officers intercepted about seven young people, causing dissatisfaction at the scene and accusing the police officers. All the intercepted persons have been released since then, but a group of members of the public have continued to follow police officers and have been accusing them. They then faced across the road.
[13:00] The marchers and demonstrators have dispersed.
[11:30] Starting at Xinyi School, marching to the South Kwai Chung Clinic, they shouted slogans along the way. An estimated 200 people participated in the scene. Shortly after the start of the parade, the police officers present reminded the procession applicants to ensure that the procession follows the designated route and that no violence has occurred, otherwise the police will intervene to take action and stop the procession. Some protesters were dissatisfied with the police action and accused the police.
[11:00] Members of the Legislative Council, Liang Yaozhong and Yin Zhaojian, pointed out that the public was worried about the situation in the district and opposed the change of the South Kwai Chung Clinic to a designated clinic.
[06:30] The total number of confirmed cases in the Mainland has increased to 68,341, with 1,662 deaths.
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[02:23] PolyU students and Hung Hom district councilors are dissatisfied that PolyU students returning to Hong Kong from the mainland will be segregated in the student dormitory of Hung Lai Road. A rally was launched yesterday (16th) to urge the school to disable the dormitory for isolation. People present. At about 8 pm last night, three PolyU boarding students told reporters that claiming to have obtained internal documents indicates that at least 3 Mainland students left the room without isolation, and another Mainland student withdrew early from the room without isolation. If the situation is known, the school is urged to explain the incident.
PolyU responded at 1 am today that the self-isolated students in the dormitory include mainland students, international students and local students. During the self-isolation period, some of the students stated that they would like to go home to continue the isolation. The school is assessing the situation. Afterwards, respect the reasonable wishes of the boarders as far as possible, and let them leave the dormitory; however, once the boarders have left, they must complete 14 days of self-isolation before returning to the dormitory. The school did not explain where they were students.
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The government announced late last night that it would send a free charter plane to take Hong Kong residents of the stranded Diamond Princess cruise back to Hong Kong, but the date still needs to be completed after Japan's quarantine procedures. (Profile picture)
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