Hong Kong will enforce lockdown limited during mandatory mass COVID-19 testing in the second half of March, local media said, citing anonymous sources.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam stressed that the government is still working out the details, and that the Hong Kong situation and the views of the public will be taken into account in the process.
Lam said the food supply remained normal and urged the public not to heed rumors and avoid “unnecessary fear.”
Lam’s comments were released late Monday in a government-organized coverage of her welcome to virus experts from mainland China at a border crossing.
On the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday (1/3) morning, supermarkets have yet to restock many of their shelves after Monday’s panic-driven buying.
After that, starting at noon, the stock and mass crowds returned to the shops. Consumers are trying to buy everything from toilet paper to food and cleaning supplies. [uh/ab]