Mainland medical supplies arrive

February 20, 2022
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Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau (fourth left) co-ordinates the arrival of supplies from the Mainland to Hong Kong, involving some 150,000 boxes of anti-epidemic medicines donated by the nation.

To follow up the second Mainland-Hong Kong thematic meeting on the COVID-19 epidemic, the task force of ensuring medical supplies led by Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau is proactively co-ordinating medical supplies from the Mainland to Hong Kong.


Mr Yau said the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is grateful to the central government for its care of the Hong Kong people and its strong support for the city's anti-epidemic efforts.


Leveraging the central authorities' guidance based on their experience in fighting the epidemic, as well as their manpower and resource support, the Hong Kong SAR Government will spare no efforts in combating the fifth wave of the epidemic.


Mr Yau said the task force is working at full speed to co-ordinate the deliveries, ensuring that the large number of medical supplies, including rapid antigen test kits, masks, medicines, protective gear and medical products from the Mainland, are delivered to Hong Kong and distributed to relevant departments, organisations and residents in an orderly manner.


The first batch of 10 million test kits provided by the Mainland began arriving yesterday. The rest of the kits ordered from across the world including the Mainland will arrive progressively.


Apart from the 150,000 boxes of Chinese medicines donated by the nation today, more than 300,000 boxes of different types of Chinese medicines will be delivered from the Mainland to Hong Kong in batches.


The first batch of 25 million KN95 masks provided by the Mainland also arrived in batches recently.


The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau will continue to co-ordinate with departments and agencies to procure and distribute urgently needed medical supplies to fight the epidemic, adding that it will request assistance from the Mainland when necessary.             

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