China has despatched a workforce of seven effectively being officers to Hong Kong as city reported a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases.
These seven effectively being officers are the first members of a 60-person workforce that may conduct coronavirus testing.
However, some native councilors raised concerns that China may accumulate DNA samples for surveillance capabilities. Hong Kong’s authorities has denied the concerns.
Chinese state media reported that effectively being workforce members largely belong to public hospitals in southern Guangdong Province. They will help to conduct testing throughout the space.
State media reported that the effectively being workforce has been despatched on the request of the Hong Kong authorities.
Hong Kong has at current 3,512 confirmed cases of coronavirus out of which 34 have died whereas 1,959 victims have recovered. The number of vigorous cases is 1,519.
Earlier ultimate week, parliamentary elections had been postponed in Hong Kong. The authorities had known as it a essential switch amid an increase in cases. However, the opposition has accused the selection of using coronavirus to cease people from voting.
Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam has warned that the hospital system could endure “collapse” as a result of it presents with a sharp improve in coronavirus cases.
Ms. Lam warned city was on the “verge of a large-scale community outbreak, which may lead to a collapse of our hospital system and cost lives, especially of the elderly”.
She urged people to “follow strictly to social distancing measures and stay at home as far as possible”.