DH's health advice for persons who visited Hubei Province in past 14 days

     Following the announcement by the Government on imposing immigration restrictions on Hubei Province residents and persons who have visited Hubei Province in past 14 days on January 26, the Department of Health (DH) today (January 28) gave additional health advice to Hong Kong residents as follows:

     Currently, Hong Kong residents who have visited Hubei Province in the past 14 days should approach staff of DH's Port Health Division for relevant assessment upon their arrivals. If members of the public are found to be asymptomatic, they will be required to wear a surgical mask immediately and self isolate for 14 days as far as possible. They will also be placed under medical surveillance by the DH. For Hong Kong residents returning from other parts of the Mainland, they are advised to stay home for 14 days upon their return as far as possible. Those who need to go out should wear a surgical mask.

     For Hong Kong residents and travellers who had been to Hubei Province in the past 14 days but had returned to or entered Hong Kong earlier, they should call the Centre for Health Protection of the DH hotline (2125 1122) for health advice. The hotline operates from 8am to 9pm daily.

Ends/Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Issued at HKT 0:30