26 January 2020 – Hong Kong response level raised to Emergency Response

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Local Government
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam

Overview: CE announces activation of Emergency Response Level. She also rolled out a package of measures to tackle the disease and appealed to every member of public in Hong Kong to work together to fight against the virus.
Full details here: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202001/26/P2020012600087.htm?fontSize=1

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus were announced on 23 Jan; tremendous public health concern and anxiety of the people were prompted; Mrs Lam had a high-level meeting within the Government and listened to the advice of experts