Mainland expert delegation visits Hong Kong to inspect anti-epidemic measures (with photos)


     The Mainland epidemic prevention and control expert delegation today (November 20) arrived in Hong Kong for a four-day visit to learn about the local anti-epidemic efforts and measures. 

     The visiting Mainland expert delegation is organised by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council (HKMAO) and the National Health Commission. Members include epidemic prevention and control experts from the National Health Commission, the Guangdong Province, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The HKMAO and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are also represented. 

     Soon after their arrival in Hong Kong, members of the expert delegation attended a briefing arranged by the HKSAR Government. During the visit from November 21 to 23, the expert delegation will visit local institutions and facilities related to anti-epidemic work and meet with relevant personnel to exchange views and share experiences.

     At the beginning of the briefing, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr John Lee, expressed gratitude on behalf of the HKSAR to the Central Government for its support and care towards the HKSAR’s efforts in preventing and fighting the epidemic, and welcomed the arrival of the Mainland expert delegation. Mr Lee said that the visit of the Mainland expert delegation is an important follow-up to the meeting on anti-epidemic work of the Mainland and Hong Kong on September 26 and the video conference exchange between Hong Kong and the Mainland on November 2 this year with an aim for the expert delegation to gain an in-depth understanding on the epidemic situation, anti-epidemic strategies and policy measures in Hong Kong.

     Mr Lee stressed that the HKSAR Government will continue to work towards the goal of “zero infection”, and guard sternly against the importation of cases and the resurgence of local infections. The HKSAR Government will also continue to strengthen and put forward various anti-epidemic measures in accordance with the principle of joint prevention and control in order to foster favourable conditions to press ahead the resumption of quarantine-free travel between the Mainland and Hong Kong in a gradual and orderly manner.