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Test critics are just anti-Beijing troublemakers: CE

2020-08-30 HKT 21:56
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  • Carrie Lam says people should not be put off by 'smearing' of the government's city-wide coronavirus testing. File photo: Reuters
    Carrie Lam says people should not be put off by 'smearing' of the government's city-wide coronavirus testing. File photo: Reuters
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Sunday hit out at activists who have called on the public to boycott the upcoming city-wide coronavirus testing scheme, saying they are anti-Beijing and anti-government, and just want to cause trouble.

In a Facebook post, Lam said that as soon as the government announced details about the free tests, some lawmakers began looking for excuses to smear the programme and appeal to members of the public to boycott the tests using scaremongering tactics.

She said what these lawmakers had done was infuriating.

“One can easily see that these people are anti-Beijing, anti government activists. Even when we are dealing with public health issues, they would not let go of any chance to cause trouble and trigger conflicts,” she wrote.

She said those who are taking part in the programme should not be afraid of smearing.

Lam again encouraged people to get the tests, saying this would help bring the coronavirus situation in the city under control as quickly as possible and enable residents to resume their normal lives.