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03/09/2020

Video of Experts take part in Universal Community Testing Programme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SrjkcMAe8c&feature=emb_logo

Scripts in other languages:
Bahasa Indonesia: http://www.had.gov.hk/…/im…/Comm_Test_Bahasa%20Indonesia.pdf
Nepali: http://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/Comm_Test%20_Nepali.pdf
Tagalog: http://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/Comm_Test_Tagalog.pdf
Urdu: http://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/Comm_Test_Urdu.pdf
Hindi: http://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/Comm_Test_Hindi.pdf
Punjabi: http://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/Comm_Test_Punjabi.pdf
Thai: http://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/Comm_Test_Thai.pdf
Vietnamese: http://www.had.gov.hk/rru/images/Comm_Test_Vietnamese.pdf

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29/08/2020

Publicity Video for the Universal Community Testing Programme

The Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) aims to better gauge the COVID-19 infection situation in Hong Kong and find asymptomatic patients as early as possible to achieve early identification, early isolation and early treatment, and to cut the virus transmission chain in the community. We encourage you to participate in the Programme.

Online booking service to make appointments is launched on 29 August 2020 via the link below :
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/


Urdu Version: Click here
Hindi Version: Click here
Nepali Version: Click here


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27/08/2020
Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP)

To identify as early as possible asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the community and achieve the target of early identification, early isolation and early treatment to cut the community transmission chain, the Government will launch the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) on September 1 to provide a one-off free testing service for members of the public.

We encourage you to participate in the Programme.

PDF version(English) click here 

PDF version(Bahasa) click here 

PDF version(Nepali) click here 

PDF version(Urdu) click here 

PDF version(Hindi) click here 

PDF version(Punjabi) click here 

PDF version(Thai) click here 

PDF version(Vietnam) click here 

PDF version(Tagalog) click here 


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4/8/2020
Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Government extends social distancing measures


In view of the latest public health risk assessment, in particular the higher risks brought about by activities conducted without wearing masks as well as various social activities as shown in recent cases, at present, it is necessary to extend social distancing measures implemented under Cap. 599F, Cap. 599G and Cap. 599I, including requiring the cessation of dine-in services at catering businesses during specific periods, continuing to require closure of scheduled premises, as well as requiring any person to wear mask at all times when entering or being present in any public place.


The Government strongly urges the public to stay at home as much as possible, go out less often unless necessary, and avoid dining out and unnecessary social activities (including private gatherings), to fight the epidemic together without letting down one's guard, in order to reduce community transmission so as to cut the community transmission chain.  Maintaining good personal and environmental hygiene at all times is key to the prevention of infection and the spread of the disease in the community, as well as to the alleviation of the enormous burden currently put on the healthcare system.

Click here for the PDF version

For more details, please refer to the press release and the Annex:

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300770.htm

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02/06/2020

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Early Testing and Detection

As some people infected with COVID-19 only have mild symptoms, members of the public are advised to seek medical advice promptly when feeling unwell (even if having very mild symptoms only), so that appropriate diagnosis and management can be given at the earliest possible time.
Apart from the accident and emergency departments of public hospitals and general out-patient clinics (GOPCs), you may also visit private clinics and hospitals. You can proactively make a request to your doctor for testing when there is any suspicion. The Department of Health (DH) provides free testing of COVID-19 for private doctors.

You may return the specimen by yourself or family members/relatives/friends to one of the 13 collection clinics of DH or one of the 18 GOPCs of the Hospital Authority on the same day of specimen collection. Please refer to the following webpage for the list of collection clinics:
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/list_of_collection_points_en.pdf
You may also choose to use door-to-door specimen collection service at a charge:
GOGOVAN (enquiry phone number: 5681 4989)
https://www.gogovan.com.hk/covid-19-testing-en
Pickupp (enquiry email: hk@pickupp.io)
https://hk.pickupp.io/en/blog/COVID-19-sample

Please visit DH Facebook and Thematic Website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) regularly for further information and updates.

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06/05/2020

Schedule of School re-opening day
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Steps for get free Masks given by Hong Kong Government (for Hong Kong Residents only)
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Updated Social Distancing Measures (May 8 Afterwards)
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29/04/2020

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

With the joint efforts of the healthcare sector and the community since early this year, the various public health measures that aim to enhance social distancing and border control have begun to deliver results. As a result, the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong appears to have stabilised in recent days. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 pandemic remains severe and volatile around the globe. This is not the time to let our guard down.

Early testing and detection of COVID-19

As some people infected with COVID-19 only have mild symptoms, members of the public are advised to seek medical advice promptly when feeling unwell, so that appropriate management can be given at the earliest possible time. Apart from the accident and emergency service of public hospitals and general out-patient clinics, they may also visit private clinics and hospitals, and make a request to their private doctors for COVID-19 testing when there is any suspicion. The Department of Health will provide the testing for free. Patients can return the specimen by their private doctors, family members or friends in the same morning. Patients of private doctors may also choose to use the door-to-door specimen collection service and the service fee is HKD$100.

You may visit Annex 1 for more details.


Measures to enhance social distancing to be extended for 14 days
With a view to safeguarding against any sudden turn in the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, the Government will extend the measures regulating catering business premises, scheduled premises and prohibiting group gatherings. At the same time, the requirements on the number of customers in catering business premises must not exceed 50% of the normal seating capacity will be suspended (effective from 0.00am on April 24 till May 7). The Government has been reviewing the feasibility of relevant measures and will make timely adjustments in view of the latest developments of the disease.

A summary is at Annex 2.

Please visit DH Facebook and Thematic Website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) regularly for further information and updates.

PDF Version : Annex 1 
PDF Version : Annex 2
PDF Version : QR codes

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30/03/2020
Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — New requirements to reduce gatherings come into effect

Maintaining social distancing is key to delay the spread of COVID-19 in Hong Kong.
The Government reminds the public and the trade that the below new anti-epidemic regulations have already come into effect. They are advised to strictly comply with the regulations, enhance social distancing and prevent mass gatherings with concerted efforts:

(1) Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F)
- New requirements for Catering Business (effective from March 28 at 6pm for 14 days)
- 6 types of premises must be closed (effective from March 28 at 6pm for 14 days)
(Details: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700878.htm and
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F!en?INDEX_CS=N)

 (2) Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
- Group gatherings with more than four people in public places must be prohibited (effective from March 29 at 0.00am for 14 days)
(Details: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800720.htm and
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G!en?INDEX_CS=N)

The Government has been reviewing the feasibility of relevant measures and will make adjustments on a timely basis in view of the latest development of the disease.

Please visit DH Facebook, Thematic Website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) and Social Distancing page (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing.html) regularly for further information and updates. Attached please also find some questions and answers in relation to the measures.

Click here for Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings

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30/03/2020
COVID-19 refers to the acute respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, of which symptoms include fever, tiredness, dry cough, and shortness of breath. Older people and those who have underlying medical conditions (such as asthma or chronic heart conditions) have a higher risk of developing severe disease or even death.

The latest research strongly suggests that smokers who have contracted COVID-19 are more likely to develop severe complications compared to non-smokers. Tobacco use causes respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, which increase the risk of severe illness and death in infected patients. Scientific evidence has long confirmed that smoking impairs lung and cardiovascular tissues and functions, which drastically suppress body’s immune system and tissue repair, increasing the risk of respiratory infections such as pneumonia. In order to protect themselves and those around them, smokers should quit smoking now.

For details about Tobacco and COVID-19, please refer to the TACO website at  
https://www.taco.gov.hk/t/tc_chi/infostation/infostation_covid19.html

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28/03/2020
With a view to combating the COVID-19 epidemic, the Government will impose stringent measures and prohibit any group gathering of more than four persons in any public place.  Stay at home, avoid crowded places and maintain social distancing.

Press Release on Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation: PDF Version click here

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24/03/2020

Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — Enhancements for the anti-epidemic measures

The Government announced enhancements yesterday (March 23) for the anti-epidemic measures, responding quickly to the latest developments of the disease.

To further prevent imported cases and cut the global and local virus transmission chain as far as possible, with effect from 0.00am on March 25, tentatively for 14 days:

- All non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane will be denied entry to Hong Kong;
- Non-Hong Kong residents coming from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan will be denied entry to Hong Kong if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days;
- All transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended; and
- All travellers coming from Macao and Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents, will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine, which is the same as the arrangements for people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland.

Other measures include: early Identification of asymptomatic inbound travellers, stringent enforcement actions to combat breaches of quarantine orders and reducing social contacts and gatherings further.

In addition, it is learnt that some home-use test kits for COVID-19 testing have been selling in the market recently. Members of the public are reminded that the effectiveness and accuracy of related test kits are still in doubt. Without the direction of medical professionals, the public should not to purchase or use any Home-use In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Devices for novel coronavirus testing. Never replace doctor’s diagnosis by home-use IVD test results. Seek medical advice immediately in case of doubt or occurrence of suspicious symptoms. Attached please also fine the Tips on Using Home-use IVD Medical Devices.

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13 Mar 2020
Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — The World Health Organization announced COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic

As the transmission of COVID-19 virus has been increasing around the world, members of the public are advised to consider delaying all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong.

Members of the public are urged to go out less and reduce social activities such as meals gatherings or other gatherings, and maintain appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible. To maintain at all times strict personal and environmental hygiene is key to personal protection against infection and prevention of the spread of the disease in the community.

Please visit DH Facebook and thematic website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) regularly for further information and updates. Attached please also find the latest disease information and preventive measures of COVID-19.

PDF information:
COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Click Here
Prevention of Coronavirus Disease in the Workplace - Click Here

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10 Mar 2020
Updated Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — Members of the public are advised to consider delaying all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong

As the transmission of COVID-19 virus has been increasing around the world, members of the public are advised to consider delaying all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong.

Do not travel to Hubei Province where there is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 virus. Avoid unnecessary travel to Korea (especially Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do); Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy; as well as Iran. When travelling to countries/areas with active community transmission of COVID-19 virus, the public should avoid close contact with persons with fever or respiratory symptoms. If it is unavoidable to come into contact with them, put on a surgical mask and continue to do so until 14 days after returning to Hong Kong.

Please visit DH Facebook and thematic website (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html) regularly for further information and updates. Attached please also find the latest disease information and preventive measures of COVID-19.

PDF
Prevent pneumonia and respiratory tract infection - Click Here
Leaflet: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Click Here

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06 Mar 2020

Posters - Maintain Cough Manners
Hindi, Nepali & Urdu Version - Click Here

Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog & Thai Version -

Maintain drainage pipes properly and add water to the U-traps regularly

Health Information - Communicable Diseases

Preventive measures (infographic)

Put the toilet lid down

Health Information - Communicable Diseases (Urdu)

Health Information - Communicable Diseases (Nepali)

Health Information - Communicable Diseases (Indonesian)

Health Information - Communicable Diseases (Hindi)

Health Information - Communicable Diseases (Tagalog)

Health Information - Communicable Diseases (Thai)

Updated Information on COVID-19 (Eng)

Avoid Gatherings

Health Advice for Workplace

Health Advice for Properties Management

Guidelines on Prevention for the General Public

Maintain Cough Manners Urdu

Maintain Cough Manners Thai

prevention of pneumonia and respiratory tract infection - Hindi Nepali & Urdu

prevention of pneumonia and respiratory tract infection - Bashasa, Tagalog & Thai

Reduce social contact to protect yourself and others

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Prevent pneumonia and respiratory tract infection

COVID-19_Fact_Sheet

Prevention of Coronavirus Disease in the Workplace

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Tips on Using Home-use In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices

Press Release on Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings

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Annex2

QRCodes

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Updated information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)