The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government welcomed the arrival of a Mainland nucleic acid test support team.


It also expressed gratitude to the central government for its response to the request of the Hong Kong SAR Government and speedy formation of the support team to aid in the city’s anti-epidemic work.


Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang and Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan attended the ceremony to welcome the 50-member team that arrived today.


The first batch of members who arrived in Hong Kong in early August assisted in the preparatory work for the temporary laboratory to substantially ramp up the city’s virus testing capability.


The Hong Kong SAR Government said it has been putting in place various mitigation measures to tackle the epidemic.


With the full support of the central government, it said it is confident that it can combat the virus to enable people to resume their normal lives as soon as possible.


It added that the full co-operation of the public in adhering to social distancing and maintaining personal hygiene are also needed to fight the epidemic.