HK’s makeshift Covid hospitals may be converted into transitional homes
The Hong Kong government will re-evaluate all available Covid isolation or treatment facilities and explore the possibility of converting them into transitional housing properties, according to local reports.
It is understood that facilities with private washrooms will be first considered for the conversion, making the makeshift hospital at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal highly likely to be selected for the transitional housing projects.
Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu previously set up four working groups to tackle key livelihood concerns, with Deputy Financial Secretary Michael Wong Wai-lun leading one of the task forces targeting land and housing issues.
The task force was also required to submit preliminary proposals for accelerating the construction of public housing within 100 days of the new government taking office, in a bid to ensure earlier and easier access for Hong Kong residents to public housing.