HONG KONG – The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will start distributing anti-epidemic service bags to all households in the city from Saturday morning and expects to complete the operation within seven days.
To ensure access of those most in need to the resources, the service bags will be first distributed to the grassroots, such as tenants of subdivided units. Those will then be delivered to the residents in other buildings, the SAR government said in an online statement.
We firmly believe that with the staunch support from our motherland, as long as Hong Kong citizens are united in one heart to fight the epidemic, Hong Kong will definitely win this battle.
Jack Chan, Acting Secretary for Home Affairs, HKSAR
The kits will comprise 20 KN95 masks, 20 rapid antigen test agents, two traditional Chinese medicine capsulates, anti-pandemic information kits, and greeting cards, officials said earlier.
For households that cannot be reached during door-to-door distribution, the staff distributing the bags will leave a collection slip for them to collect the service bags during the second phase.
The work of distributing the anti-epidemic service bags fully demonstrates the spirit of concerted cooperation among the HKSAR government, all sectors of the community, and the public in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, said Jack Chan, acting secretary for home affairs of the HKSAR government.
"We again express our gratitude to the country. We firmly believe that with the staunch support from our motherland, as long as Hong Kong citizens are united in one heart to fight the epidemic, Hong Kong will definitely win this battle," he said.
On Friday, Hong Kong registered 5,823 new cases – 2,743 detected through nucleic acid tests and 3,080 by self-reported rapid antigen tests, official data showed.
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