25 January 2020 – Visiting in public hospitals suspended

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: The Hospital Authority

Overview: Hospital Authority activates Emergency Response Level: suspending visiting arrangements in all public hospitals, with compassionate arrangements made for clinical consideration; requiring people entering public hospitals and clinics to wear surgical masks; suspending volunteer services and clinical attachment in public hospitals; reviewing all hospital clusters’ non-emergency services to focus resources to cope with the virus
Full details here: https://www.ha.org.hk/haho/ho/pad/200125Eng6.pdf

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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: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Activation of Emergency Response Level by the Hong Kong Government