Former chief executive of Hospital Authority Leung Pak-yin hinted on Friday that “someone” in Hong Kong is dragging the city behind on the road to normalcy, noting that the resumption of international travel is now a dominant trend and is what the people want.
His comment on social media came one day after Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau hit back at reports and health experts for misleading citizens to underestimate the coronavirus
by wrongly comparing its death rate to that of flu.
The former HA chief Leung said on Wednesday that the Covid
’s death rate after May this year at about 0.098 percent is similar to flu’s 0.1 percent death rate.
Lo, a day later, implied that Leung’s comparison was an error, which ignored the misfortune of thousands of deceased patients and misled citizens to underestimate Covid
In Leung’s social media post this morning, he wrote that if that particular “someone” had not misjudged the city’s Covid
epidemic, the true intentions are up in the air.
He said one of his friends had made a joke about those people being spies trying to sabotage Hong Kong’s economy to the benefit of other countries.
However, Leung said he believed in times of crisis, the government would pull everyone together for the sake of Hong Kong.