06 January 2020 – Public urged to maintain strict personal, food, and environmental hygiene

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan

Overview: The first disease prevention meeting was held in light of the cluster of viral pneumonia cases with unknown cause detected in Wuhan. At the Steering Committee meeting, amongst others, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) briefed the participants on the latest information of the cluster of pneumonia cases detected in Wuhan. Members of the public are urged to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/01/20200106/20200106_230501_019.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Risk assessment by the Government of public health significance on the local population; the increasing number of the cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan