Secretary of Health Lo Chung-mau states that the rise of the epidemic has yet to affect the healthcare system as it did back in August and September. However, it is still very pressuring and urges the public not to abuse the specialist and emergency services.
He added that the mandatory mask-wearing order will stay in place as it could prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory diseases.
With many citizens concerned about the vaccine
pass, Lo states it's best to keep the measure in place due to the vaccination rate.
He said about 100,000 elders aged 80 or above have still not been vaccinated, and there will be a 15 percent chance of death if infected with Coivd.
He added that about 80 percent of children under the age of 3 also need to get vaccinated.
He said that the epidemic in the city had already reached its peak and urged the citizens to focus on epidemic prevention while celebrating the festivities.
Lo said, 'We are constantly reevaluating our policies... The main point is not how to cancel the vaccine
pass but how to make the unvaccinated people get jabbed as soon as possible.'