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Penny's Bay Quarantine Arrangement Confused

2022-01-17T09:42:15.251Z

The mutant virus Omicron continues to spread, and the demand for quarantine centers increases. However, some people who are under quarantine have complained that the management arrangement of the Penny's Bay Quarantine Center is chaotic. DAB Legislative Council members Leung Hee and Chow Ho Ting today (17th



The mutant virus Omicron continues to spread, and the demand for quarantine centers increases. However, some people who are under quarantine have complained that the management arrangement of the Penny's Bay Quarantine Center is chaotic.

DAB Legislative Council members Leung Hee and Chow Ho-ting met today (17th) with the Deputy Secretary for Food and Health, Tsui Tak-yi, and asked the bureau to deploy more manpower to handle the hotline service and improve the inter-departmental coordination mechanism.


Liang Xi pointed out that some people in quarantine complained that they were tested two or three times more than others when they were quarantined for about ten days, and they questioned that the testing arrangements were chaotic.

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Zhou Haoding said that some people under quarantine reported that the hotline of the Penny's Bay Quarantine Center could not be reached for a long time. Even if it was connected, they had to wait for further instructions from the Center for Health Protection.

Liang Xi pointed out that some people in quarantine complained that they were tested two or three times more than others when they were quarantined for about ten days, and they questioned that the testing arrangements were chaotic.

He pointed out that the isolation camp has no emergency support services and immediate help methods. He is worried that when an emergency occurs, it will be difficult for people in isolation to find assistance.

He hopes that the government will face up to the problem of the inter-departmental coordination mechanism, and believes that the Department of Health, the Centre for Health Protection, and the Civil Security Forces should send more manpower to collaborate to speed up the provision of instructions and improve the response efficiency.

The DAB requested the bureau to deploy more manpower to handle the hotline service and improve the inter-departmental coordination mechanism.

(Screenshot of the DAB video)

Zhou Haoding also pointed out that the recent increase in confirmed cases may cause the authorities to fail to respond for a while. Some residents said that it took a long time to wait for instructions or vehicles to pick up and drop off. Therefore, the top priority is to deploy additional personnel and vehicles. He suggested that the authorities Seconded colleagues from other departments to assist to improve efficiency.

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Source: hk1

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