The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-Ngor, said on the 14th that the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong is still under control, and the risk of an outbreak is still there. Including the New Year's Eve Flower Market, the Spring Festival Market, etc. are canceled.
On the same day, Carrie Lam and a number of Hong Kong SAR government officials held a press conference at the SAR government headquarters to explain the latest measures to combat the epidemic.
Carrie Lam said that Hong Kong has been fighting the epidemic for two years, and it can be said that it has "turned danger into a safe place", but the epidemic is still not under control and there is a risk of an outbreak. Therefore, a series of tightening social distancing measures originally scheduled to be applied from January 7 to 20, 15 types of premises including restaurants, dine-in restaurants, fitness centers, etc. will continue to be closed, etc., and will be extended from 14th to February 3rd, which is the third day of the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year activities, etc. are canceled.
She also pointed out that Hong Kong's "circuit breaker mechanism" for regional air supply shipping flights originally scheduled to be implemented in eight countries, including Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and the United States from January 8 to 21, was extended by 14 days. until February 4.
Carrie Lam said that after the Lunar New Year unless there is a clear reversal or outbreak of the epidemic in Hong Kong, the business of restricted premises will be gradually relaxed, but the "vaccine bubble" must be the first to be the basis.
In addition, she also said that the SAR government has made preparations for "customs clearance" with the mainland. As long as everyone works hard to curb the spread of the Omicron virus strain, so that there will be no more cases of unknown origin in Hong Kong for a period of time, Hong Kong and the mainland will "clear customs" "There is a period.
She also once again called on Hong Kong citizens to protect themselves and others, fight the epidemic with one heart, reduce social contact in the future, including attending festival parties, maintaining social distance, and avoiding crowded places.