The situation took a turn for the worse when the “terrible news” of the epidemic broke out in Hong Kong and Carrie Lam turned to the central government for help

2022-05-05 0 By

Hong Kong recorded 1,161 new cases on February 9, the latest record, according to media reports.Hong Kong reported a high number of confirmed cases and a rare death of a child on Monday.On February 12th Hong Kong reported more than 1,500 new cases.As the situation worsened, the Hong Kong SAR government began emergency action.Experts said the change in Hong Kong’s epidemic situation was exacerbated by the global spread of Omicron and crowds gathering during the Spring Festival.If the situation persists and there are insufficient testing and medical resources, the Hong Kong SAR government will have to turn to the central government for help.The head of Hong Kong’s infectious disease management department continues to report confirmed cases recently, and the situation is not optimistic.Experts say Hong Kong has been doing well in epidemic prevention and control, actively implementing a zero-out policy similar to that of the mainland.However, Hong Kong, as an important international transportation hub, has not withstood the challenge of the crazy storm of Omicron.Omicron is highly contagious, and while Hong Kong’s current quarantine policies are resistant to other viruses, they haven’t been able to withstand the omicron outbreak.Of course, gathering during festivals is also an important factor in the spread of the epidemic.Hong Kong legislator Chan Hang Bin believes that the collapse of the epidemic system in Hong Kong is mainly due to the significantly increased transmissibility of Omicron.In an interview with the media, he also said that the current Spring Festival season, with frequent family gatherings, has increased the risk of infection.In addition, There were already some cases in Hong Kong last month, and the prevention and control measures were not carried out in a timely manner in the early stage, which eventually led to these invisible patients becoming the source of infection.In addition, Hong Kong has limited testing capacity, and a combination of factors contributed to the outbreak.Hong Kong health authorities have confirmed that the spread of the disease is mainly from family transmission, with gatherings during the Spring Festival as the main factor, media reported.According to the case analysis, housewives, the elderly and retired people are typical cases of transmission, and a large number of staff in several hospitals have been infected through contact with cases.The spread of the virus has led many Hong Kong residents to question whether there are loopholes in the current policy, which is similar to what has been pursued on the mainland.As a matter of fact, there is still a serious shortage of testing capacity in Hong Kong, and many people queue for a long time to get nucleic acid tests.In addition, the government’s medical resources are already saturated, with hospitals and quarantine centers overwhelmed.All of these reasons have led to serious challenges in the control of the epidemic in Hong Kong.Others say it is unrealistic for Hong Kong to pursue a zero-out policy and that it should concentrate on vaccination to prevent severe cases.If Hong Kong maintains such a high rate of confirmed cases, it will not survive.Although Hong Kong can adhere to the zero-out policy, the actual situation is different from that of the mainland and cannot be completely the same.If really closed management, the subsequent economic guarantee can not be met, people may face the problem of not having enough to eat.Hong Kong has asked the mainland for help, and several teams of mainland inspectors have arrived in Hong Kong.Some sources refer to Global Times