Written by: Huang Weilun
2020-08-05 11:53Last update date: 2020-08-05 11:53
The new pneumonia epidemic continues, and "market groups" have emerged in Hong Kong, involving the Hung Hom Market and the To Kwa Wan Market. The director of the Infection and Infectious Diseases Center of the University of Hong Kong, Ho Pak-liang, described the market as an "epidemic time bomb" on a radio program this morning (3rd). At least 11 markets have been affected by the epidemic, which is believed to involve multiple transmission channels. He suggested that the elderly should avoid going to markets and let young people do the work; they should also wear masks or even face masks when going to markets, and soak the ingredients in clean water when they return home.
Worried about a hundred "super groups"
He Boliang said on the commercial TV program "Starting on a Sunny Day" this morning that there are more than 70 wet markets under the FEHD, and at least 11 markets have been affected by the epidemic. He described the markets as "epidemic time bombs" and worried that they might have occurred. Hundreds of confirmed supergroups. He said that he believes that the virus has spread through multiple channels, including some people not wearing masks properly, communicating with each other among stall vendors, and finding cash for renewal.
He Boliang said that the public always needs to buy food and it is difficult to completely close the market. It is recommended that the elderly avoid going to the market and let the young people do it for them. Each time they can buy more food for one day and go there when there is less traffic. He also suggested that when you go to the market, you should wear a mask properly to avoid touching the goods everywhere, and even wear a mask to block droplets.
Water is best to peel
He also said that after the food is bought home, it should be soaked in clean water, then wiped dry, and the fruit should be peeled when eating. As for the issue of cash renewal, he believes that the use of electronic payment can be promoted and called for exempting stall vendors from installing Octopus machines.
He Boliang described the market as an "epidemic time bomb." (Profile picture)
He Boliang also said that about 80% of the patients were formally diagnosed three days after the onset of the disease and then sent to hospital. As a result, group infections occurred. It is believed that the spread of the virus may occur in buildings, markets, etc.
Li Caihua, chairman of the Hong Kong Seafood Federation, said on the same program that many people still patronize fish stalls in the market, and some people directly touch them with bare hands when choosing, which may spread the virus. He urged the public to avoid touching the selection with bare hands for the time being, and fishmongers should also do their own personal hygiene.
▼In the third wave, the government has extended the restrictions on gatherings and banned food in the evening market.▼
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