Hong Kong Hospitals On Verge Of Collapse
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned of a potential “large-scale” coronavirus outbreak. “We are on the verge of a large-scale community outbreak, which may lead to a collapse of our hospital system and cost lives, especially of the elderly,” Lam said in a video statement late Tuesday.
The city has mandated face masks, banned dine-in services at restaurants and public gatherings of more than two people as cases continue to rise. Gyms, bars and salons have also been closed.
“I appeal to you to follow strictly the social distancing measures and stay at home as far as possible,” Lam added. “If we stand united and work together, we can suppress this epidemic again.” She added the Central Government is working to help Hong Kong enhance its testing capabilities.