HK’s veteran actor’s elder sister lives in one of the buildings under lockdown yesterday in Sai Ying Pun


    16th March 2021 – (Hong Kong) Due to the URSUS fitness cluster outbreak, the virus is spreading to the community in Western District, many upscale apartments in Mid-levels, Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun were affected and placed under restricted-testing in the past 3 days. Hong Kong’s veteran actor, Chow Yun-fat’s older sister who is over 70 years old, lives alone in one of the buildings under lockdown yesterday in Sai Ying Pun.

    She reportedly went to the sampling station to wait for the testing at the designated time but she had to wait in line for two hours. She mentioned that she has stocked up food supplies at home for at least 15 days and she is not worried if more lockdown measures are implemented. She was vaccinated with Sinovac vaccine more than a week ago, and the second shot will be given at the end of the month.

    65-year-old Chow Yun-fat  is a Hong Kong actor known for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the actionheroic bloodshed films A Better TomorrowThe Killer, and Hard Boiled, and in the West for his roles as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. He mainly plays in drama films and has won three Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor and two Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor in Taiwan.

    In 1986, Chow married Singaporean Jasmine Tan. They had a stillborn daughter in 1991. Chow has a goddaughter, Celine Ng, a former child model for Chickeeduck, McDonald’s, Toys’R’Us and other companies.

    Despite his wealth, Chow lives modestly. He is frequently seen at food stalls and on public transportation.  In interviews, he has said he plans to leave his fortune to charity.

    Chow supported the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014. Chow also voiced support for the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests even though Mainland China has banned him from working there.