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Hong kong's

multi-pronged response to COVID-19

Revision date: September 25th, 2020


The HKSAR Government has implemented a comprehensive and coordinated approach to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the community, with actions that are guided by three key principles: responding promptly, staying alert to the situation, and working in an open and transparent manner. The Government will continue to listen to the views of the experts and various sectors and adjust the various epidemic control measures in a gradual and orderly manner under the “suppress and lift” strategy according to the actual development of the epidemic situation while considering the impact of the measures on the economy, livelihood and the daily lives of people.







COVID-19 Updates


Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1056 cases of COVID-19, including 1055 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,025 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 27 cases were still hospitalised  


Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases



Government announces mechanism for persons engaged in technological R&D co-operation-related activities in the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement



Government announces mechanism for The University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital and Hong Kong enterprises providing medical or dental services in the Mainland to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement



Mechanism for enterprises with provision of construction-related professional services in Mainland to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement



Government announces mechanism for registered practice units of HKICPA to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement



Two offenders sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order



Government announces details of Subsidy Scheme for Securities Industry under Anti-epidemic Fund



Disbursement of subsidies to construction industry under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund in progress



SFH attends 73rd World Health Assembly via video conferencing



Handy Links


Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus



CHP's geospatial dashboard on COVID-19



Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures



HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)



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



FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings



Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation



Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation


- Expires June 18


Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation



Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation


- Expires at midnight on 7 June


WHO Coronavirus website



BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page



Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19



All press releases May 18



All press releases May 19

Useful Documents

Business support measures amid economic challenges
Global travel restrictions imposed amid COVID-19 outbreak
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