Most of mainland's anti-epidemic medical supplies arrive in Hong Kong

Most of mainland's anti-epidemic medical supplies arrive in Hong Kong

Staff distribute anti-epidemic proprietary Chinese medicines supplied by the central government to residents subject to compulsory testing in the restricted area at Tin Lok House and Tin Fai House of Shun Tin Estate in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, March 10, 2022. PHOTO HKSAR GOVERNMENT HONG KONG - Most of the anti-epidemic medical supplies from the mainland have arrived in Hong Kong and have been distributed to frontline personnel and citizens in need, an official said.

A spokesman for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said Friday that over 30 types of medical supplies of testing, personal protection, disinfection, medication, and equipment were procured with the coordination of the central government.

The supplies include 260 million rapid antigen test kits, over 450 million N 95 KN 95 surgical masks, around 200 million sets of personal protective equipment, and 1.6 million pulse oximeters.

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The central government thanked the HKSAR government for donations of 600,000 boxes of anti-epidemic proprietary Chinese medicines.

All supplies have been distributed through the Food and Health Bureau to residents subject to restriction-testing declarations, and through the Hospital Authority to confirmed patients in isolation facilities and those receiving treatment at 18 Chinese medicine clinics.

On Friday, Hong Kong registered 101 new COVID 19 cases by nucleic acid tests and 142 additional cases through self-reported rapid antigen tests, according to official data.