The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, visited Yuen Long today (February 18) to distribute surgical masks and leaflets with health information to families in need. She also urged members of the public to join hands with the Government to do their best to curb the spread of disease.
Joined by social workers from Pok Oi Hospital, Ms Cheng went to Long Shin Estate this afternoon and visited elderly families to learn more about their living conditions. She also distributed surgical masks, food, leaflets with health information and other goods to them. Ms Cheng explained to them that the Government is aware of the difficulties faced by the public in purchasing surgical masks. The surgical masks donated to the Government have been passed to various non-government organisations for distribution to the underprivileged with a view to fighting disease together by keeping the community united.
Ms Cheng also appealed to the public to maintain good personal hygiene to effectively prevent the spread of disease.
Ends/Tuesday, February 18, 2020