Hong Kong hospitals face war against flu
A health official in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has said that hospitals here were facing a “protracted war against flu” with the winter peak season expected to last for several more weeks.
Leung Pak-yin made the remark as Hong Kong’s public hospitals saw a rush of patients on Tuesday as the four-day Lunar New Year holiday ended.
The SAR government’s Secretary for Food and Health Chan Siu-chee has warned that the seasonal flu activity would remain at high level, and more patients were likely to show up at hospitals after the holiday.
The Department of Health has ordered an additional 44,000 doses of flu vaccine and they are expected to arrive in Hong Kong by mid-March, Chan said when visiting three public hospitals.
Luoshe, a small town in East China’s Zhejiang province with a population of fewer than 20,000, has more than 60 piano factories. Local residents, many of them farmers, started making pianos more than 30 years ago. One in eight pianos in China are produced in Luoshe. More than 50,000 pianos were made there in 2017 and exported to more than 10 countries and regions.