23 January 2020 – Screening measures for travellers from Mainland China extended to rail passengers

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: The Steering Committee formed under the Serious Response Level of the Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance

Overview: Third Steering Committee meeting in accordance with the Serious Response Level under the Preparedness and Response Plan convened: extend the health declaration form system to cover all inbound travellers coming from the mainland China using the high speed rail
Full details here: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202001/23/P2020012300970.htm

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Two confirmed imported cases of novel coronavirus infection in Hong Kong