Hong Kong to Distribute Anti-Epidemic Kits on April 2
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Hong Kong to Distribute Anti-Epidemic Kits to Households on April 2

Hong Kong will start distributing anti-epidemic service bags to all households on April 2, the government said in a press statement yesterday, March 29. The service bags will include 20 sets of rapid antigen test kits, KN95 masks, and medicine.

The government aims to enhance public awareness through the service bags by encouraging regular rapid tests when feeling unwell and taking medicine at the sign of symptoms.

More than 17,000 volunteers and civil servants have been recruited to help with the packing of the service bags. To ensure a smooth beginning, Home Affairs Acting Secretary Jack Chan went to Causeway Bay Community Centre yesterday and inspected the materials and the venue setup at a distribution centre.

“Being deeply concerned about the epidemic situation of Hong Kong and the well-being of the Hong Kong people, the Mainland has fully responded to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's requests for its assistance in fighting the epidemic,” he said.

“We are thankful for the central government's co-ordination on the procurement, production, and logistics of various anti-epidemic supplies. This has enabled the Hong Kong SAR Government to obtain the anti-epidemic supplies in a timely manner and ensure ample supplies for every Hong Kong citizen.”

The government will set up 130 distribution points, which are spread across 18 districts.

Chan said, “The work of distributing the anti-epidemic service bags fully demonstrates the spirit of concerted co-operation among the Government, all sectors of the community and the public in fighting the epidemic. We again express our gratitude to the country. We firmly believe that with the staunch support from our motherland, as long as Hong Kong citizens are united in one heart to fight the epidemic, Hong Kong will definitely win this battle.”

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