HKSAR chief executive vows to strictly enforce anti-epidemic regulation

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  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020

A security guard wearing a face mask, as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus, stands on an empty viewing deck at the usually busy tourist attraction, Victoria Peak, in Hong Kong on Tuesday (April 7). The govt appealed to the public to adhere to the lockdown rulings. - AFP

HONG KONG: China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam appealed to the public on Tuesday (April 7) to support an anti-epidemic regulation that prohibits public gatherings of more than four people, stressing that the HKSAR government would strictly enforce the rule.

Lam told the media ahead of an HKSAR Executive Council meeting that directions issued by the government earlier were aimed at maintaining social distancing among Hong Kong residents, which inevitably had some impact on their daily life.

The HKSAR government reminded involved residents to comply with new requirements by verbal explanation or warning at early stage.

While starting from Monday, the government began to issue fixed penalty tickets to people who breach the regulation, she said.

As for the second round of anti-epidemic fund, Lam said the HKSAR government had collected suggestions from various sectors which mainly focused on the employment, the job security of workers in particular.

As April 7 marks the World Health Day, Lam thanked Hong Kong medical workers for their services and paid tribute to all healthcare workers worldwide. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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