Hong Kong officials have approached a hospital in Wuhan for help after at least two city residents in the central Chinese metropolis were confirmed as infected with the coronavirus , which has now been officially named Covid-19 .
In a letter obtained by the Post , the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau asked the Wuhan Asia General Hospital to provide treatment to Li Ka-ho, 36, who is stranded on the mainland.
“His father, Mr Li Kwok-chiu, has already been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, and has been receiving treatment in your hospital,” the letter reads.
“Now Mr Li Ka-ho has been confirmed to be infected as well, so please provide him with treatment as well so that it will be easier for him to stay in touch with his father, and be taken care of by their family.”
The Hong Kong government has been struggling to help about 2,000 city residents scattered across Hubei province, where Wuhan – the epicentre of the outbreak – is located.
Many Hongkongers stranded there wanted to go home, but with the province on lockdown the city government was limited to offering medical assistance.
Last week, a Hong Kong family of four stranded in the province for two weeks said they had only three surgical masks left to share, as they waited for officials to bring them home.But the head of the Hong Kong government’s representative office in Wuhan could not give them any immediate hope, and admitted it was a “huge headache” bringing back more than 2,000 […]
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