In early 2022, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was hit by the fifth wave of coronavirus infections, with cases climbing up from two-digits to five-digits per day.
The Chinese Central government has provided full support to Hong Kong to curb the latest COVID-19 resurgence by constructing quarantine and isolation facilities, sending medical experts, providing vegetables, other daily necessities, testing supplies, masks and other anti-epidemic supplies, as well as Chinese medicine.
With all-out efforts from the central government and within Hong Kong to combat the pandemic, cases have gradually declined with things looking to return to normal soon for the people of Hong Kong.
CONSTRUCTION AND DAILY OPERATIONS OF MOBILE CABIN HOSPITALS
Photo shows people working at the construction site of Tsing Yi mobile cabin hospital on Feb. 26, 2022. Construction of four temporary community isolation and treatment facilities, or mobile cabin hospitals, for COVID-19 patients, began on Feb. 24.
Photo taken on March 17, 2022 shows medical staff cleaning up and disinfecting a room at a community isolation facility.
Photos taken on March 24, 2022 shows the community isolation facility (CIF) in Yuen Long. This CIF was handed over to the HKSAR government on March 24, marking the full completion of the first phase of mainland-aided medical facilities in Hong Kong.
ARRIVAL OF MEDICAL EXPERTS
The latest batch of the Chinese mainland medical staff arrive in Hong Kong, March 14, 2022, to support the local fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. The team includes 36 doctors and 39 nurses from 14 public hospitals in the neighboring Guangdong Province.
The third team of mainland health experts and personnel are welcomed by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, upon arrival on Feb. 28, 2022.
The second team of mainland medical staff gets ready to depart from Shenzhenwan Port on Feb. 19, 2022.
Mainland epidemiologists visit the Contact Tracing Office under the Communicable Disease Branch of the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health of the HKSAR on Feb. 19, 2022.
SENDING SUPPLIES TO HONG KONG
Staff members check vegetable supplies to Hong Kong at Dachanwan wharf of Shenzhen port, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 21, 2022.
Staff workers in Guangzhou transports health facilities bound for Hong Kong, Feb 25, 2022.
A container carrying supplies for Hong Kong is loaded onto a ship at Dachanwan wharf of Shenzhen port, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 21, 2022. Port zones in Shenzhen have been trying to optimize waterway transport channels for daily supplies to residents in Hong Kong.
A freight train loaded with anti-COVID-19 supplies departs for Hong Kong from Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, March 2, 2022. Carrie Lam, chief executive of the HKSAR, welcomes a freight train loaded with anti-COVID-19 supplies in Hong Kong, March 2, 2022.
Carrie Lam, chief executive of the HKSAR, welcomes a freight train loaded with anti-COVID-19 supplies in Hong Kong, March 2, 2022.
The first batch of 150,000 boxes of anti-epidemic traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) donated by the Chinese mainland arrived in Hong Kong on Feb. 20, 2022.
DAILY LIFE IN HONG KONG DURING THE PANDEMIC
People wait outside the emergency room in a hospital in Hong Kong, south China, Feb. 18, 2022.
A staff member guides citizens to conduct nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 at a mobile testing site in Ma On Shan in Hong Kong, March 7, 2022.
A citizen takes COVID-19 nucleic acid test in Hong Kong, Feb. 18, 2022.
A citizen wearing mask exercises in Hong Kong, Feb. 26, 2022.
A citizen wearing a face mask reads at a park in Hong Kong, March 11, 2022.
People wearing face masks walk on a street in Hong Kong, south China, Feb. 7, 2022.
Photos from Xinhua and China Daily