03 March 2020 – Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme extended to include 10 other viruses

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: The Hospital Authority

Overview: Starting from March 4, testing conducted under the Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme will be expanded to cover 10 other viruses, such as Influenza, Parainfluenza and Rhinovirus.
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/03/20200303/20200303_171358_835.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: The goal was to detect COVID-19 mild cases in the community and to better understand the epidemiology of the virus.