Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Friday that the government will in early next month distribute anti-epidemic kits to some 3 million households in Hong Kong.
The “anti-epidemic service bags” will include KN95 masks, 20 sets of rapid antigen test kits, and Chinese medicine, she told reporters during her daily Covid
She said the kits would enhance the public’s anti-epidemic awareness, encourage people to use rapid tests more frequently and step up their protection against the virus.
Jack Chan Jick-chi, acting secretary for home affairs, said that more than 10,000 volunteers and civil servants would be mobilized to help with packing the kits starting next Wednesday.
Community groups in the territory were also mobilized to distribute the kits, he said.
Chan noted that the Housing Department would be responsible for handing the kits out to residents of public estates, while owners’ corporations and property management companies would handle distribution at private estates.
For buildings without management committees or owner’s corporations, volunteers and civil servants would directly deliver the kits to every household, while the rural advisory body Heung Yee Kuk will be engaged to distribute kits in more remote areas.