Date
18 August 2017
Cheung Yee-lai (left) and Yeung Pui-shan are back in Hong Kong. They had no contact with Ebola patients in Liberia. Photo: Hong Kong Red Cross
Cheung Yee-lai (left) and Yeung Pui-shan are back in Hong Kong. They had no contact with Ebola patients in Liberia. Photo: Hong Kong Red Cross

HK volunteer doctors return from Ebola-stricken Liberia

Two volunteers from the Hong Kong Red Cross have returned after spending a month in Ebola-hit Liberia, RTHK reported Friday.

They were given medical checks at the airport before leaving for home.

The medical experts were sent to provide community education and psychological support for the people of the West African country.

“Both of us are in good physical and mental conditions,” Cheung Yee-lai, a clinical psychologist, was quoted as saying.

Yeung Pui-shan, a public health doctor, urged global authorities to work with West Africa to combat the Ebola virus.

Health Secretary Ko Wing-man said it is unlikely that the pair would be infected with Ebola as they did not handle any such patients during the trip.

The Hong Kong government is keeping close contacts with the World Health Organization and manufacturers of the experimental drugs being used to treat Ebola, Ko said.

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