17 January 2020 – Surveillance at border expanded to those who have visited hospitals in Mainland China

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

Overview: Enhanced and expanded scope of surveillance to include not only those who come back from Wuhan, but those who have visited hospitals in mainland China
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/01/20200117/20200117_113941_022.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: The latest situation and risk assessment concerning the Wuhan pneumonia cases