Alfred Cheung defends decision to bring daughter home from the UK

24 Mar - Hong Kong actor Alfred Cheung has defended himself for bringing daughter Jasmine Katherine home from the United Kingdom after the country decided to close its borders to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

As reported on Mingpao, the actor was recently accused of "double standards" by netizens after he brought his daughter back to Hong Kong despite previously recording a video urging the HKSAR government to close the borders to prevent people from coming into Hong Kong and possibly spreading the virus even further.

In a video he recorded with Jasmine, Alfred stated that his action was part of his responsibility as a father.

"The demands for custom clearance last month was to protect the interest of Hong Kong and her people. It is also the right of Hong Kong people to return Hong Kong students [from other countries] to the city," he said.

He also stressed that there hasn't been any major outbreak in the UK, and that his daughter and the other students are not in risk of being infected.

"Getting the children to return to Hong Kong is also the responsibility of the parents. This is not double standards. This is dual responsibility - a responsibility of a citizen, and of a father," he added.

Nonetheless, Alfred stated that he will still ask his daughter to go on self-quarantine for 14 days for safety.

(Photo Source: Mingpao)