The virus in Wuhan is wide-spreading. On 16th February 2020, there are 57 confirmed cases in Hong Kong which is facing severe shortages of face masks, disinfectants and necessities. Hence, the strategy implemented by the government is a complete failure and the citizens are forced to count on themselves for survival. Many people are building unity and giving face masks to the needy people.
On the same day, Ms former Hong Kong Crystal Fung (馮盈盈) shared photos of herself distributing face masks to the residents in Tai Hang via her social media account. She revealed she collected more than 100 face masks because of her friends’ help and many elderly people were waiting for it. Crystal posted an online message: “It takes them several minutes to open the door and not to mention about joining the queue. I wonder when this battle will end and it is good if everyone stays united and shows concern for each other.”
In addition, Crystal had a deep impression when her colleague Luk Ho Ming (陸浩明) discussed about SARS in Hong Kong in 2003 during the show, Young and Restless (後生仔傾吓偈). The source of virus came from Mainland China and she was 9 year old at the time. Crystal said: “Suddenly, my mother keeps reminding me to wear face mask, wash my hand and bleach the place. Everyone is wearing face masks and I should feel happy when the lessons have stopped, but it makes me feel sad when reading unhappy news everyday. Many people passed away because of an infection and it is a very depressing period.”