CE inspects monitoring centre

March 30, 2020

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today visited the new monitoring centre set up by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer in North Point to thank staff for joining the anti-epidemic fight.


Mrs Lam learnt about the office's work in the implementation of compulsory quarantine for people arriving in Hong Kong from overseas.


Since March 19, the Department of Health has issued quarantine orders to 50,000 people, and thousands of personnel and volunteers from various government departments have been mobilised to carry out related work.


The Chief Executive noted that several Independent Commission Against Corruption staff have also been working in the centre at North Point Government Offices to help the monitoring work.


Acknowledging public officers' initiative to take up tasks in addition to their routine duties, she said their move has demonstrated the whole Government's commitment to fighting the disease together.


She said: "Given the large number of people subject to compulsory quarantine, self-discipline and co-operation of people under quarantine are of utmost importance to the effectiveness of the measures.


“The Government will nonetheless exercise zero tolerance towards breaches of quarantine orders and stringent enforcement actions will be taken. I urge all people under quarantine not to defy the law for the sake of themselves and the community.”

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