Written by: Kong Fanxu
2020-08-10 09:31Last update date: 2020-08-10 09:31
The third wave of new crown pneumonia epidemic broke out in Hong Kong. As of yesterday (9th), the cumulative number of cases has increased to 4,080, and a total of 52 people have died of illness. Before the third wave, the epidemic fell back for a while in May, but a major reversal occurred in July. Some experts criticized the government for relaxing its anti-epidemic policy in June. The government still admitted that the source of the epidemic may come from persons exempted from quarantine. The Secretary for Food and Health, Chen Zhaoshi, pointed out in a radio program today (10th) that during the third wave of the outbreak in Hong Kong, a pandemic occurred globally, emphasizing that the government’s anti-epidemic policy was very effective. There was a zero infection day in June. There will be expectations to relax, and this time it will give us an experience."
Chen Zhaoshi, Secretary for Food and Health. (Photo by Gao Zhongming)
Chen Zhaoshi stated in Hong Kong and Taiwan’s "Millenniums" that the global pandemic began in March. When the third wave of the epidemic occurred in Hong Kong, the same situation broke out in different regions of the world. The current global infection number is close to 20 million, so Hong Kong is third. The pandemic cannot be left alone.
Government expert consultant Yuan Guoyong, chair professor of the Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong, recently pointed out that the government's relaxation of a number of epidemic prevention measures in mid-June was a big mistake. Chen Zhaoshi explained that the number of diagnosed cases in Hong Kong in May and June was presented in unit numbers. He also tried zero local confirmed cases. He emphasized that the government is adopting an anti-epidemic policy. "When there is zero infection, the society will expect to relax. This time it’s an experience for us."
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