09 February 2020 – Centre for Health Protection makes appeal to avoid large gatherings

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: Centre for Health Protection Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan

Overview: Appeal to avoid large gatherings

The Centre for Health Protection today urged the public to avoid large gatherings to prevent a community-wide outbreak of novel coronavirus infection.

The centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan made the appeal at a press conference after revealing that two of the three new confirmed cases had joined a hotpot and barbecue dinner with their family during the Lunar New Year holiday.
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/02/20200209/20200209_182846_297.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat