Rav Yisrael Lieberman, a Chabad shaliach in Hong Kong, explained in a video why in a city of almost 7.5 million people, there are only 181 (140 at the time of the video) people diagnosed with the coronavirus a month and a half after the outbreak began. Furthermore, 70 patients have already recovered and returned home.
Rabbi Lieberman says that the reason for this is very simple. The residents of Hong Kong completely adhere to the instructions of the government, something he’s witnessed many times in the years he’s been living there. “It’s unbelievable. When’s there’s a line for the bus, they stand in place.They respect each other.”
“When the coronavirus broke out, the government here announced instructions regarding safety. When we went out to the streets we saw how 99% of the people – it’s rare to see someone without a mask.”
“There are bottles of alcohol in every building, in every hotel, in every office, in every home and in every taxi for disinfecting your hands and everyone, without exception, washes their hands dozens of times a day. And that’s how the numbers don’t increase.”
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השליח הרב ישראל ליברמן, מנהל בית חב"ד בהונג קונג מספר מה הסוד למה יש רק 140 חולים בעיר של 9 מיליון איש! שווה צפייה, מצילת חיים: pic.twitter.com/Xqe9sl0qDK
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“Another thing – emunah and bitachon in Hashem,” Rav Lieberman added. “It’s important to believe in Hashem and “infect” people with emunah, to pass it on. We have to move to the positive side of the virus spreading and use our emunah to “infect” others.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem, Israel)