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Carrie Lam: Love can kill off the disease and Hong Kong can 'rise from the ashes'


Chief Executive Carrie Lam wrote on her blog on Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong is lower than the ones in Japan, South Korea and Singapore – which is fairly remarkable considering the geographic location of Hong Kong to mainland China and the density of the city.

Lam said the government's measure to contain the virus has been based on three principles: Agility, readiness, and transparency.

She listed out the government's measures in the past month and cited that her team has been competing with the virus and decisions have been made in a few hours. Under the assistance from specialists, the government has been reevaluating the situation constantly.

In the upcoming days, the government will continue its 10 measures including adding more facilities for quarantines, actively taking part in clinical experiments for new vaccines, solving the shortage of masks and personal protection supplies.

Lam expressed her gratitude to the healthcare professionals who were battling the disease,  government staff and volunteers. She believed that "with the power of love, not only can Hong Kong survive the epidemic, but also rise from the ashes".

Photo/ Bloomberg

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