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Mainland experts visit HK to inspect anti-pandemic measures

Members of the expert delegation attend a briefing arranged by the HKSAR government soon after their arrival in Hong Kong on Nov 21, 2021. (PHOTO/ HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG – A delegation of mainland health experts arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday for a four-day visit to learn about local anti-pandemic efforts and measures. 

In a statement issued on Saturday evening, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said the visiting delegation was organized by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council  and the National Health Commission. 

The delegation will visit local institutions and facilities related to anti-pandemic efforts and meet with relevant personnel to exchange views and share experiences

The delegation will visit local institutions and facilities related to anti-pandemic efforts and meet with relevant personnel to exchange views and share experiences.

Members include pandemic prevention and control experts from the National Health Commission, the Guangdong province, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, according to the statement.

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The HKMAO and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are also represented, it added. 

Soon after their arrival in Hong Kong, members of the expert delegation attended a briefing arranged by the HKSAR government. 

Chief Secretary for Administration John Lee Ka-chiu 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 pandemic, and welcomed the arrival of the delegation. 

Lee said that the delegation’s visit 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 delegation to gain an in-depth understanding on the pandemic situation, anti-pandemic strategies and policy measures in Hong Kong.

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Lee stressed that the HKSAR government will continue to work towards the goal of "zero infection", and guard vigilantly against the imported cases and any resurgence of local infections. 

Chief Secretary for Administration John Lee Ka-chiu (centre) welcomes the arrival of the mainland expert delegation at the beginning of the briefing organized for them on Nov 20, 2021. Looking on are Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee (second left), and Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit Wing-hang (second right). (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

The HKSAR government will also continue to strengthen and put forward various anti-pandemic measures in accordance with the principle of joint prevention and control 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, he added.