Published: 15:13, February 21, 2022 | Updated: 18:09, February 21, 2022
HKMAO chief: Mainland will give support for HK's virus fight
By Shadow Li

This screengrab shows Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, addressing the launching ceremony of the Hong Kong Chronicles - "Hong Kong's participation in the country's reform and opening up" via video, Dec 6, 2021.

Xia Baolong, head of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, said Sunday the mainland will work closely with the Hong Kong special administrative region government in a bid to provide timely and necessary assistance for the city.

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Chairing the fourth anti-pandemic coordination meeting in Shenzhen, Xia affirmed the anti-pandemic achievements made over the past few days after hearing reports from mainland medical teams and reports on logistics of anti-pandemic medical resources and fresh food and daily necessities.

Four coordination meetings were held in the past week in response to Hong Kong's dire pandemic situation.

On Sunday, the city logged 6,067 new COVID-19 infections.

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Work relating to expediting the construction of a mobile hospital was also discussed during the meeting.