07 March 2020 – Public advised against unecessary international travel

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

Overview: Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan appealed to the public to avoid unnecessary travel outside Hong Kong in view of the global epidemic situation.
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/03/20200307/20200307_144313_227.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
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation
Evidence/Justification: The Centre for Health Protection is closely monitoring and doing risk assessment every day on the global situation and also taking into account the advice of the World Health Organization.