China’s head of state and party leader Xi Jinping has called for “all necessary measures” in the fight against the severe corona wave in Hong Kong. After two years of largely successful prevention of the virus, the number of new infections in the seven-million metropolis is reaching record levels every day. Despite the strict zero-Covid policy, there were 1600 on Tuesday. The wave overwhelmed the hospitals. The patients are therefore already pushed out the door and treated outdoors.
“The authorities must mobilize all forces and means that can be mobilized and take all necessary measures to protect the lives and health of Hong Kongers and ensure social stability,” China’s president said, according to Wen Wei Po and ” Ta Kung Pao”, which are often used as mouthpieces for the communist leadership.