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164 new confirmed cases, new high, Lam Cheng announced to shorten the quarantine period for people arriving in Hong Kong, netizens criticize illogical


[Epidemic Prevention Measures/Social Distancing Measures/Omicron/Hong Kong Epidemic] Hong Kong's new crown pneumonia epidemic is severe, and Hong Kong today (January 27) added 164 confirmed cases, which is a single-day high since the epidemic in 2020. Among them, 116 cases

[Epidemic Prevention Measures/Social Distancing Measures/Omicron/Hong Kong Epidemic] The COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong is severe. Today (January 27), there were 164 new confirmed cases in Hong Kong, a single-day high since the epidemic in 2020. Among them, 116 were local cases, 12 The source of the case has not been found, and about 100 other cases have been initially confirmed.

At 5:30 p.m., Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the latest epidemic prevention measures. In addition to the ban on dine-in at restaurants, social distancing measures and the suspension of face-to-face classes in all schools for two weeks, he also announced the expansion of the "vaccine passport" and shortened the number of people coming to Hong Kong. The hotel quarantine days, and the closure of Zou Yat Kwai House, Ying Kwai House and Xia Kwai House in Kwai Chung will be released as scheduled.

As soon as the news came out, it caused a heated discussion. Many netizens criticized the illogical approach of reducing the hotel quarantine period for those who came to Hong Kong for a short period of time.

(Photo by Zheng Zifeng)

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced a number of anti-epidemic measures this afternoon, mainly including the following four points:

1) Block 3 of Kwai Chung Village will be released as scheduled

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that due to the significant drop in the number of new confirmed cases at Yat Kwai Building, the closure will be lifted as scheduled tomorrow morning (January 28). After that, residents will still have to undergo multiple tests to ensure their safety. However, to avoid inconvenience to residents, some of them will be used instead. The deep throat saliva bottle is tested; for Ying Kui Building, unless there is a sudden outbreak, the procedure is the same as that of Yi Kui Building, and the closure will be lifted on January 29; Xia Kui Building does not need to be extended, and the closure will also be lifted on January 29.

However, Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor added that she hoped that residents in the "next 10 days and 8 days" could stay at home and reduce going out. She also thanked the residents of Kwai Chung Village for their efforts. If you have any special difficulties, you can make inquiries to the government, such as labor issues from the Labour Department.

2) Extend the ban on dine-in and social distancing measures in the evening market

Carrie Lam said that the current ban on dine-in and social distancing in the evening market has been extended to February 17. During this period, all large-scale and crowd gathering activities will be suspended. The Sixth Council will extend the suspension of face-to-face teaching in all schools in Hong Kong for two weeks until February 21.

3) External defense input

Carrie Lam said that the current entry restriction measures for 8 countries will be extended for two weeks to February 18, and starting from February 5, the number of quarantine days for arrivals in hotels in hotels will be adjusted from the current 21 days to 14 days plus 7 days. Home self-monitoring, during the period of home self-monitoring, "you can go out", and mandatory virus testing is required for two days.

4) Vaccine Pass

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that the scope of application of the "Vaccine Pass" will be expanded, and an updated version for safe travel was also launched today, showing the vaccination record.

Netizens criticized: Zhongbao decided to relax when he was tight, and admired

Many netizens have watched the live broadcast of the press conference, in order to pay attention to the extension of the epidemic prevention measures for 14 days. Customs clearance?", "Breakthrough = shortened isolation", "It will take 14 days if the explosion is colorful, and it will take 21 days if you only need to import cases earlier", "When it's very tight, I will relax and admire it."

In response to reporters' questions, Carrie Lam explained that the decision was made based on science, "because the incubation period of omicron is relatively short."

However, some netizens questioned, "Hong Kong and the family are very tight on Delta, so we should extend the first time."

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Source: hk1

All news articles on 2022-01-27

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