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In this worldwide battle against #CoronavirusPandemic originated from #China. we can fight together & overcome this war.

1/ For #HKers, we have learnt a bitter lesson during 2003 SARS outbreak with 299 deaths. Ppl know that the Chinese government often cover up the outbreak.
2/ Learnt from our experiences, #Hongkongers share some secret remedies to combat the virus - wearing masks, staying at home, travelling less and being critical about the government’s words.
3/ While HK leader #CarrieLam acts against medical experts’ advice & asks ppl not to wear masks, we simply disregard unscientific restrictions & secure mask supplies by ourselves. We even call for border seal with China to stop spread of #WuhanCoronavirus originated from #China.
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Dr. Pak-Leung Ho, head of Centre for infection at @hkumed, thinks it was due to the stepped-up vigilance of #HKers that no. of #COVID19 cases in #HK didn't skyrocket like Iran and Italy. He highlighted universal mask-wearing as one of the reasons widespread outbreak didn't occur.
#HKers started wearing masks, universally and regardless of symptoms, even before the 1st confirmed case emerged in the city. Some say panic, some say unnecessary, some say cultural difference, but it is really down to our collective experience of #SARS.
17 yrs ago #HKers learnt the impact of a disease outbreak at the cost of 299 lives. We knew if it starts in China, sooner or later it will reach #HK. Afterall, in the 1st week of Feb alone, 100,000 mainlanders entered HK, not to mention returning HK citizens.
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On an RTHK programme this morning, Dr Lam Ching-choi, a member of #CarrieLam’s cabinet — the Executive Council — said the government has actually been doing “pretty well” in fighting the #nCoV2019 outbreak and he raised three evidence
1, As the government rolled out rounds of...
...border restriction measures, the recent confirmed cases are local patients instead of visitors. It indicated that according to Lam the effectiveness of the measures in curbing inbound travellers.
2, Singapore and Thailand, which are farther from mainland China than HK, have...
...more confirmed cases reported that HK.
3, The steering committee chaired by Carrie Lam includes top epidemic experts such as a former deputy director general of WHO, and the committee declared an emergency earlier than WHO.
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#國際關係辭典:Mandate】Home Office的一天,目睹全程恐嚇搶口罩、搶物資的狀況,十分難過。

這是人民最直接表現對這個政府的不信任,連SARS的時候也沒有出現過,無分政治立場,用腳投票,包括大量特區政府視為鐵票的老人家,而且還要出現在林鄭月娥記招宣示「抗疫辣招」、...
... 「偽封關」之後,就是不信任理應保護人民生命財產的政府能有效運作。

提供口罩已經是純技術性的事,絲毫不涉政治,一個月前已經可以有充份時間準備,政府卻毫無頭緒,到了緊急關頭也要先強調向國務院請求口罩、而不知是被訓斥不要為國家添煩添亂還是如何,總之就是無效,...
... 昨日又說會盡力全球搜羅、而依然不見其效,令商界、民間不得不取代政府功能。官方資訊發放平台一律失去公信力,任何資訊都要依靠民間平台;政府四出批評fake news,自己的平台因為七個月來天天玩弄假數據、語言偽術,誠信破產而自食惡果,卻早被視為最大fake news。...
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#NOW #CarrieLam and 8 senior officials are meeting press with mask on, including security minister John Lee.
#CarrieLam: I regret the huge amount of rumours circulating online which will severely obstruct to our control of the epidemic and generate unnecessary panic among the public.
She raised an example of accusing her of promising to use HK's medical system to serve mainland's needs
#BREAKING #CarrieLam: halt issuance of individual travel visas to HK in 49 mainland cities
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#NOW outside TST pier and Harbour City, citizens and tourists are enjoying a colourful and festive Christmas Eve while a small group of riot police are guarding the Star Ferry’s exit
#CarrieLam just published a video on her FB page, wishing people a peaceful, safe and merry Christmas.
Riot police patrolling Canton Road in TST.
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This is our Hong Kong #PolicyAddress2019 thread.
#CarrieLam will begin to deliver the policy address in less than 30 minutes. She’s stated she will focus on housing and land issue, and wants the storm in #HongKong to end.
#HongKongProstests
#CarrieLam plans to announce a HK$2bn subsidy to install electric car parking facilities in private estates. Happy to hear for the environment, but the public is much keener to hear what she has to say about other topics...

news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compon…
“Five Demands, Not One Less!” Chant pro-democracy members in LegCo hall. After the chanting stops, the camera zooms in on legislators. Some keep to themselves, otbers chat with their neighbours. #PolicyAddress2019 #HongKong
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#NOW in Causeway Bay, a small crowd, including members of the yellow-vest Guard The Children group, are standing in shade outside Sogo. Quite a number of reporters waiting nearby, for a march that's uncertain whether will take place.
While #CarrieLam televised her vid speech, protesters filled East Point Rd in Causeway Bay, many defying #MaskBan
#NOW protesters took to westbound lanes of Hennessy Rd in Causeway Bay
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#CarrieLam's explanation for #AntiMaskLaw: a lot of people in the society support it. Other countries have similar legislation. It's not an easy decision, but it's a necessary one.
Doesn't imply the city has declared state of emergency. Purpose of the law is to restore order. #AntiMaskLaw makes exemptions for others who need to wear masks for necessary reasons. "This is a regulation and a subsidiary legislation." Law to be tabled at LegCo on 16th Oct.
Masks are banned in three situations:
1. March of >5 ppl or rally of >3 ppl approved under Public Order Ordinance
2. Unapproved rallies, illegal assemblies
3. Riots
Masks refer to anything that fully or partially cover the face and prevents identification, including paint.
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JUST IN: Legislative Council on red alert, evacuating everyone inside except designated staff.

立法會秘書處發出紅色警示

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A group of riot police just entered Legislative Council. Just caught the tail of it.
What is PLA Hong Kong Garrison up to tonight ?
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Beijing Presser on HK Situation
- official define radical and violent protesters as separatists: "a small number of rioters have proven to the public with their criminal deeds that their purpose has nothing to do with the #extraditionbill. They submit themselves to external...
...forces and forces that attempt to oppose China and disturb Hong Kong. They aim to bring chaos to Hong Kong, to paralyze Hong Kong gov and eventually to seize the governing power, which means to turn Hong Kong into an independent or semi-independent political entity...
...In the name of "high degree of autonomy and HK people administering HK", they are trying to realize complete autonomy and oppose the central government, which will make one country two systems exist in name only."
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A possible theory about the whole #HK #antiELAB. I believe it’s all about money. The #ELAB, was for that purpose: /1
1. China financial health is currently under serious stress, and needs money, in the level of trillions, quick. Who has that much money #China can access? Hong Kong /2
2. Passage of #ELAB law will help China 2 arrest anyone #China like, & in the process call confiscate all their wealth. Public options believe #CCP only interested in #Xi political rivals. But if u need a lot of money and u have decided 2 support Mao policies, why stop there? /3
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1/ I am appalled and outraged by #HongKong police and their escalating violence and brutality towards peaceful protesters and journalists. I pray in particular for the young woman who was shot in her eye with a beanbag round at close range.
2/ The whole world is watching in real time. We know the truth and we will not be fooled by attempts to demonize these protesters. #HongKong authorities should not adopt mainland China’s tactics of suppression.
3/ I call on #CarrieLam to immediately begin a dialogue with protest leaders to address their legitimate grievances including withdrawing the extradition bill, ending police violence & granting universal suffrage. The only way forward is peaceful dialogue – not more violence.
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