Hong Kong Pandemic Prevention measures Hong Kong has recently experienced a succession of locally confirmed cases of coronavirus pandemic with unknown origin. The SAR government announced on the 14th that it will tighten social distancing measures and increase business restrictions in restaurants and bars. Certain people must be tested for coronavirus.
New social distancing measures include: reducing the number of people per table in restaurants to no more than 4 people, reducing the number of people per table in bars or nightclubs to no more than 2 people; shortening the catering business hours to midnight in the morning; and reducing the maximum number of people in catering business premises Up to half of the upper limit. The above measures will take effect on November 16th for a period of 11 days.
In order to further strengthen the testing efforts, the SAR government has published regulations in the Gazette, requiring certain people to be subject to mandatory testing, including those living or working in specified premises where the pandemic has occurred, people in a specific occupation, or close to completing the 14-day compulsory quarantine Of arrivals.
The regulations also specify that within a period of no more than 14 days, if a registered doctor suspects a person to be infected with the disease based on clinical judgment, he can issue written instructions requesting the person to be tested. Anyone who fails to follow the instructions can be fined 2,000 Hong Kong dollars, and the person will also receive a mandatory testing order. If they fail to comply with the mandatory testing order, they can be fined 25,000 Hong Kong dollars and imprisoned for 6 months. The above regulations will take effect at midnight on November 15.
The Director of the Food and Health Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Chen Zhaoshi, said that in the past two weeks, there have been continuous local cases of unknown origin. In order to prevent the fourth wave of outbreaks, the Special Administrative Region government believes that it is necessary to quickly tighten prevention and control measures to achieve external and internal prevention. The goal of proliferation.
The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced on the 14th that as of 0:00 that day, 8 new confirmed cases of coronavirus pandemic had been reported in Hong Kong, including 5 imported cases and 2 local cases that were epidemiologically related to those diagnosed earlier. Case, 1 case of unknown local origin. The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong has increased to 5444 so far.
Zhang Zhujun, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health, said that the new case was a 58-year-old man who lives in Cikang Village, Ciyun Mountain and works as a security guard. Two family members of the patient were initially diagnosed and three colleagues were required to be quarantined.
In addition, more than 10 preliminary confirmed cases that day also included 1 case of unknown origin. The patient was a renovation worker who lived in Xintianwei Village