Fresh food supply stable

February 8, 2022

The Government today said the supply of chilled pork, poultry and eggs from the Mainland are largely stable, while the vegetable supply has been increased.


It explained that according to Mainland authorities, a cross-boundary goods vehicle driver planning to return to Hong Kong and another driver who is under closed-loop management in the Mainland tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing nucleic acid tests in the Mainland yesterday.


The authorities had to conduct epidemiological investigations and disinfection of the premises where the two drivers had visited, resulting in the temporary extended stay at the interchange venue for northbound and southbound cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers transporting vegetables.


The interchange venue resumed its normal operation at around 9pm yesterday and vehicles were then allowed to cross the boundary. The operating hours of the control points on both the Guangdong and Hong Kong sides have also been extended.


However, quite a number of northbound cross-boundary goods vehicles returned to Hong Kong.


The Government noted that the boundary control point maintained its usual operation this morning and the traffic flow of cross-boundary goods vehicles transporting fresh food has gradually returned to normal.


A number of goods vehicles also departed Hong Kong to collect fresh food from the Mainland. It is believed that the normal level of food supply can resume soon.


On the supply of vegetables, the amount of stock arriving at the wholesale markets last night was one-third of the level of the day before. Some more vehicles arrived at the markets this morning, thereby increasing the local supply.


The Food & Health Bureau will continue to maintain close contact with relevant bureaus and departments, as well as the industry to monitor the food supply.


It will also closely liaise with Mainland authorities to refine the arrangement for the supply and delivery of fresh food.

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