04 January 2020 – Government launches preparedness plan in response to Wuhan cluster

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: The Hong Kong Government

Overview: Launched the Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance (2020) and activated the serious response level
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/01/20200104/20200104_101121_353.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 – government
Evidence/Justification: Risk assessment by the Government of how the new infectious disease may affect Hong Kong and its impact on the community. The Centre for Health Protection, an agency under the Department of Health in Hong Kong, pointed out that the cluster of viral pneumonia cases in Wuhan can be regarded as a novel infectious disease of public health significance.