Hongkong Post will issue two stamp sheetlets on the theme of "Together, We Fight the Virus" on December 29 (Tuesday). Customers can place their advance orders for this set of special stamps and associated philatelic products through the website of Hongkong Post Stamps (stamps.hongkongpost.hk) and the Facebook page "郵票．郵趣@Hongkong Post Stamps" from tomorrow (December 16) onwards. Another alternative is to return the completed order form to any post office.
The COVID-19 epidemic has its influence across the world. To curb its spread in Hong Kong, the Government and various sectors of the community have joined hands to fight against the virus. To recognise the unsung heroes across the community and in gratitude for the Central Government's support to Hong Kong's anti-epidemic efforts, Hongkong Post will issue two stamp sheetlets. One portrays the unsung heroes who strive to ensure the provision of essential services while fighting against the disease alongside with Hong Kong people. They include the healthcare professionals, research personnel, ambulancemen working hard on the front line, uniformed group members taking care of the quarantine centres, postmen delivering mail containing anti-epidemic materials as well as workers engaging in cleaning and disinfection work. They work in solidarity to safeguard the health of the community.
The other stamp sheetlet depicts the Central Government's care and attention for Hong Kong. Under the co-ordination of the National Health Commission, the Mainland nucleic acid test support team deployed members from medical units in Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi, etc. to assist Hong Kong with the Universal Community Testing Programme, who dedicated to working zealously days and nights at the temporary air-inflated laboratories. Moreover, with the aid of the Central Government, a two-storey temporary hospital is under construction at a site near the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), and the existing Community Treatment Facility at the AWE was further expanded. All these show the Central Government's deep concern and unreserved support to Hong Kong in the fight against the epidemic.
The stamp sheetlets and first day cover will be placed on sale at post offices starting from December 29. Other associated philatelic products, i.e. the presentation pack and serviced first day cover, will go on sale at post offices from January 26, 2021 (Tuesday).
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on the Hongkong Post Stamps website (stamps.hongkongpost.hk) or the Hongkong Post mobile app.