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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today appealed to citizens to actively participate in the year-end clean-up campaign and maintain cleanliness in the household, the community and public places to welcome the Lunar New Year.

In light of the cluster of viral pneumonia cases detected in Wuhan, the department has strengthened cleaning and preventive measures as part of the three-week campaign that began on December 31.

During the citywide campaign, cleaning of public facilities under the department’s management including markets, cooked food centres, hawker bazaars, public toilets and refuse collection points was stepped up.

Cleaning of illegal refuse dumping spots and other cleanliness operations has also been enhanced. This is in addition to the launch of mosquito and rodent prevention and control operations in old tenement buildings, rear lanes and construction sites.

Temporary junk collection points have also been set up for residents to discard large household waste items.

Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today inspected the cleansing work at Java Road Market and the Tanner Road Refuse Collection Point in Eastern District.

Prof Chan said Food & Environmental Hygiene Department staff have stepped up inspection, cleansing and disinfection of communal areas and facilities in the market.

Cleansing as well as refuse and bulky waste collection services at the district’s refuse collection points have also been enhanced, she added.

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