18 December 2020
Hong Kong Post are the latest philatelic bureau to add to the growing number of stamps issued honouring key workers.
The two ‘Together, We Fight the Virus’ miniature sheets each feature a single $10 stamp, and were issued on 29 December.
According to the Hong Kong government’s website, the first sheet features ‘unsung heroes who strive to ensure the provision of essential services while fighting against the disease alongside with Hong Kong people. They include:
- healthcare professionals
- research personnel
- ambulance workers working hard on the front line
- uniformed group members taking care of the quarantine centres
- postmen delivering mail containing anti-epidemic materials
- workers engaging in cleaning and disinfection work.
The second sheetlet depicts ‘the Central Government’s care and attention for Hong Kong’ featuring test support team members, a two-storey temporary hospital, and laboratory staff. ‘All these show the Central Government’s deep concern and unreserved support to Hong Kong in the fight against the epidemic,’ the statement adds.
The stamp sheetlets and first day cover were placed on sale from 29 December with associated philatelic products, including the presentation pack and first day cover, available from 26 January 26.
Issue date: 29 December 2020, stamps.hongkongpost.hk
SIGN UP TO THE FREE NEWSLETTER TODAY and we'll send you news, views and stamp guides direct to your inbox. It's completely free and we'll never share your data with anyone else.