Hong Kong has turned to Guangdong province for help in improving its virus detection capacity

2022-09-10 0 By

A total of 164 new confirmed cases were reported in Hong Kong On Monday as the fifth wave of COVID-19 hit the city, Hong Kong-based wenhui.com reported.Hong Kong (CNS) — Hong Kong’s chief Executive Carrie Lam cheng Yuet-Ngor told the media on Sunday that the city is still facing a severe COVID-19 outbreak and that a large-scale outbreak could occur in the community at any time. She also said that she has asked Guangdong province for help in improving the city’s capacity to detect the virus.Lam said she had asked Guangdong province to share some of the testing capacity with Hong Kong to improve testing capacity.She said there had been a lot of help from the mainland to Hong Kong in the past, including helping with national testing and emergency provision of multiple hospital beds.Carrie Lam said Thursday that she has asked Guangdong province for help in improving Hong Kong’s ability to detect the virus.Carrie Lam said that she had learned from many virus testing operators that many of their laboratories are located in Guangdong province, and most of their testing capacity is also in Guangdong. Therefore, she has asked Guangdong province to share some of the testing capacity with Hong Kong.Hong Kong reported 164 new confirmed cases on Sunday, including 116 local cases, including 7 suspected cases of the mutant Delta strain and 12 cases of unknown origin.Carrie Lam announced on Sunday that due to the worsening situation, the current epidemic prevention measures have been extended by two weeks to February 17, and face-to-face classes will be suspended in all schools in Hong Kong until February 21.Source: Huanqiu