2022-08-19

Hong Kong community outreach and epidemic prevention packs distributed  in Hong Lok district, Kwun Tong

GX partnered with the resident community of Hong Lok District Kwun Tong and Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) to distribute epidemic prevention packs to low-income families and elderly people living in Hong Lok district on 3rd August 2022. The packs will hopefully support the community though the ongoing pandemic. Packs include oximeters, facemasks, COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, vitamin C and household cleaning supplies, and a walking stick for older people, and Home Quarantine Care Guidelines against COVID-19 in high-density urban contexts. Staff and volunteers from GX Foundation, CCOUC and Hong Kong universities and high schools demonstrated the use of oximeter and RATs to elderly people. This will enable home-based monitoring of overall health. The groups also conducted surveys to assess overall health and living conditions under COVID-19.