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Health officials condemn coronavirus clinic attack

2020-02-14 HKT 12:08
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  • The Hospital Authority has reported the suspected arson attack at its clinic in Tsuen Wan to the police. File photo: RTHK
    The Hospital Authority has reported the suspected arson attack at its clinic in Tsuen Wan to the police. File photo: RTHK
The Hospital Authority says it "seriously condemns" an arson attack overnight at a clinic designated for suspected coronavirus patients, the second such incident at the facility in Tsuen Wan in a week.

A fire was lit at the Mrs Wu York Yu general out-patient clinic on Wo Yi Hop Road in the early hours of the Friday morning, although it wasn't clear how much damage was caused.

The same clinic also saw a fire last Saturday.

The authority said security has been stepped up and the police have been notified. It also appealed for an end to the attacks, saying they affect the safety of staff and patients.

There have been protests in various districts over the designated clinics, including in Wong Tai Sin on Wednesday night, with protesters clashing with police officers.