Hong Kong’s emergence from the fifth wave COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the enormous concerted efforts and mutual care across the community in fighting the pandemic. On 27 April, Mr Zhong Jichang, Director-General of the Department of Liaison with Public Organizations, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, joined volunteers at PolyU’s campus to distribute COVID-19 supplies from the Central Government and other donors to PolyU students and young staff.


The activity organized by the Youth Anti-Coronavirus Link followed the previous round of their distribution campaign around mid-April. The donation and distribution of COVID-19 supplies were initiated by the All-China Youth Federation, the Liaison Office, and the Hong Kong Volunteers Against Coronavirus, with supplies donated by various Hong Kong and mainland organizations and corporations.


Prof. Ben Young, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs), expressed PolyU’s gratitude towards the efforts of the Liaison Office, the Youth Anti-Coronavirus Link and all participating organizations.


“The easing of the fifth wave of COVID-19 in Hong Kong and the gradual resumption of normal classes and campus activities result from the support of the Central Government and Mainland compatriots, as well as the concerted efforts by the HKSAR Government and people across the community,” Prof. Young said.


“PolyU’s students and staff remain committed to supporting the fight against COVID-19 with their professional expertise and research capability,” he added.


Representatives from the Link, including Mr Alex Yeung, Executive Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth Association (HKUYA); Mr Dave Ho and Mr Stephen Chua, both vice chairmen of HKUYA; and Prof. Albert Chan, Dean of Students, also joined the distribution activity.