Shenzhen port has tested positive for 47 cross-border truck drivers, increasing pressure to supply fresh supplies to Hong Kong

2022-07-20 0 By

On February 15, reporter | Tang Jun evening bulletin released “shenzhen port”, shenzhen port today detect nucleic acid testing positive for 12 cross-border truck driver.Due to the epidemic in Hong Kong, a total of 47 positive cases of cross-border truck drivers have been detected at Shenzhen port since the first nucleic acid positive case was detected in A cross-border truck driver on February 4.Among them, 12 were added on February 14, six on February 13 and four on February 12.The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced On Monday that as of midnight today, there were 1,619 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, all of which were local cases.The previous day, there were 2,071 new local cases in Hong Kong.Chi Weiguo, deputy director of Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Commerce, introduced that 90% of the fresh vegetables supplied to Hong Kong citizens come from the mainland and are produced by more than 600 registered planting bases and more than 100 enterprises across the country. They are exported and supplied to Hong Kong through Wenjindu port.The supply of live pigs to Hong Kong is about 2,600 per day. Six enterprises qualified for supply to Hong Kong transport live pigs from many places in the Mainland to the live stock transit warehouse in Shenzhen, and then transport them to Hong Kong by Hong Kong cross-border transport vehicles through Wenjindu Port, about 60 times a day.Xu Wei, deputy director of shenzhen’s transport bureau, said about 8, 000 cross-border trucks were carrying fresh and other goods between The two cities every day.Lam Cheng Yuet-Ngor, chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, pointed out that the current epidemic has disrupted the work of cross-border truck drivers in Hong Kong. Many of the drivers have been diagnosed with the virus or their buildings have been infected with the virus. More than 20% of the cross-border drivers cannot carry cross-border cargo, and the cargo supply to Hong Kong has been delayed or delayed, resulting in the rise of vegetable prices.The prevention and control measures for cross-border truck drivers in Guangdong and Hong Kong have been upgraded from midnight on February 7, he Qun, deputy director of the Shenzhen Municipal Government’s port office, said on Thursday. Drivers are required to show negative nucleic acid tests within 24 hours to enter the country and have nucleic acid samples taken at the same time.Cross boundary goods vehicle drivers must make an appointment to declare using the Cross Boundary Security System before entering China.Hong Kong-Guangdong cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers will be prohibited from entering communities and public places after entering Hong Kong.In order to ensure the normal customs clearance of cross-border vehicles of fresh and fresh goods supplied to Hong Kong, Shenzhen adjusted Wenjindu port as a special port for fresh and fresh food on February 14. Only cross-border vehicles of fresh and fresh food goods are allowed to enter and exit, while other cross-border vehicles of general goods are not allowed to enter and exit through Wenjindu port.According to the website of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, the supply of vegetables from the mainland to Hong Kong yesterday (as of midnight) increased to about 70% of the normal level. The wholesale price of vegetables fell slightly, indicating that the overall supply of vegetables is expected to continue to stabilize.The overall volume of chilled poultry and meat imported from the mainland into Hong Kong yesterday was about 60 per cent of normal, while the supply of live pigs was normal.Hong Kong chief Executive Carrie Lam cheng Yuet-Ngor said on Feb 15 that the government will recruit more cross-border lorry drivers and ensure they are checked daily to cope with the pressure on supplies to the city.The Hong Kong SAR government said it was contacting shipping companies to consider using water transport to transport goods from the mainland to Hong Kong, hoping to protect the daily needs of the public while fighting the virus and urging the public not to be overly anxious.