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Do government officials understand how citizens feel?

2022-01-25T09:47:16.352Z

In response to the increase in the number of confirmed cases in Kwai Chung Village, the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, announced on Tuesday (25th) that Ha Kwai House must be enclosed for five days from now on, and the enclosure of Yat Kwai House will be extended for another two days. We hope that the public will understand. She also revealed that,



In response to the increase in the number of confirmed cases in Kwai Chung Village, the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, announced on Tuesday (25th) that Ha Kwai House must be enclosed for five days from now on, and the enclosure of Yat Kwai House will be extended for another two days. We hope that the public will understand.

She also revealed that the epidemic prevention measures are not expected to be significantly relaxed on the fourth day of the beginning of the year, but the possibility of all plans is still being evaluated, and further announcements will be made this week.


Lam Cheng said, "I fully understand that the affected residents of Kwai Chung Village will be unhappy and anxious when they hear the announcement just now, but I hope everyone will understand."

Facing the chaos of quarantine in Kwai Chung Village, Lam also said, "More than 1,800 colleagues from more than 10 departments have been mobilized to participate, and a total of six testing contractors have also been mobilized to set up 10 mobile samplers throughout Kwai Chung Village. station, which can currently provide 30,000 samples per day.”

There is no doubt that the Chief Executive has a good grasp of the epidemic prevention work in terms of data, and civil servants in different government departments are also believed to be exhausted by this wave of epidemics.

However, officials must understand that the feelings of the public are concrete and real. If the epidemic prevention, testing and quarantine work are not as effective, the final series of data will actually be just cold numbers for them.

Someone in the building is watching the outside.

(Photo by Liao Yanxiong)

The chief executive has worked hard on the citizens but has not seen results

The Chief Executive probably still does not accept the community's criticism of the ineffective anti-epidemic work, but at present, Hong Kong has neither prevented the importation of viruses from other places, nor has the internal community been cleared. The society has been waiting for a long time. On the second anniversary of the epidemic, everything seems to be overturned.

If government officials truly feel the same way as the public, they should understand that apart from asking the public to understand, what the society needs more is to see the concrete results of the government's work.

In particular, the affected residents of Kwai Chung Village are not only confined to their homes, but also some residents are at a loss due to lack of medicines and other supplies. It is even reported that the hygiene situation in the village has deteriorated for a while. Fortunately, the situation has gradually improved. improve.

Although the society has reluctantly accepted the recent series of vigorous and resolute measures taken by the government to prevent the epidemic, the livelihoods and lives of many citizens have once again been hit by the epidemic.

Even though the Chief Executive said that the government has worked hard, it cannot be denied that there is a gap with the actual feeling of the public.

Earlier, officials attended a birthday party during the repeated outbreak of the epidemic. Although Carrie Lam explained on Tuesday that she "hopes to be able to be before the Lunar New Year", she still did not promise a specific time limit.

Some may even have become indifferent to the chief executive's investigation, simply because they are more than devastated.

The New Year's Eve Market was cancelled, and many people who bought New Year's flowers turned to the flower market. The vendors also took the opportunity to sell more flowers, and the goods were piled up on the small slopes of the Mong Kok Stadium.

(Photo by O Jiale)

The chief executive said that to let the public feel the emotions


, those who are officials must understand the feelings of the public

At the end of a press conference on Tuesday, Carrie Lam was asked why she was not wearing a mask.

She explained that she hoped to clearly convey a message to the public and even feel her emotions, including seeing her worried but not smiling face at the moment.

But from another perspective, officials may be more aware of the feelings of the public, including the helplessness and even anger of some people, than the public feel the feelings of the officials.

Next week is the end of the Lunar New Year.

The Lunar New Year is the most important day in the Chinese society. Citizens could have gone to the flower market after the New Year's Eve dinner. During the holiday, the whole family would gather together to get rid of the stuffiness of recent years.

Now, not only has the Flower Market New Year’s Eve been cancelled early, the dine-in restaurant in the evening market has not resumed indefinitely, and the bustling part of the city, which was still prosperous after dark, has become dark and dark.

When will we be able to see the effectiveness of the government's anti-epidemic efforts? This is probably what officials want to know about the public's feelings at this moment.

Learning from the experience of Kwai Chung Village, the home quarantine can no longer be messed up, the outbreak of the epidemic in Yak Kwai House is exposed, the quarantine facilities are insufficient, and the vaccine bubble is used in advance.

Source: hk1

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