Jan 28 News Digest - Vaccine, Hong Kong tightening border

2020, Jan 29    

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Hong Kong Border and Disease Containment

  • Government measures against Wuhan virus ‘inadequate’ https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1505326-20200128.htm
    • Prof. Ho, Pak Leung: “Virus doesn’t wait.” Close the border to control transmission. Target at the population flow instead of number of flights and trains in border control. Update hospital workflow. Join hands with differen sectors in society. Resist fake news (Relevant news on Jan 25: “Border control is the most effective step: exper”t - https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1504828-20200125.htm)
    • Arisina Ma, president of the Hong Kong Public Doctors’ Association: Reduce the length of time frontline medical workers deployed to isolation areas
  • CUHK Faculty of Medicine urges for border tightening to reduce cross-border transmission 中大醫學院促收緊入境政策 減低跨境傳播風險 - Sing Tao https://std.stheadline.com/instant/articles/detail/1189333/%E5%8D%B3%E6%99%82-%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF-%E6%AD%A6%E6%BC%A2%E8%82%BA%E7%82%8E-%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%A7%E9%86%AB%E5%AD%B8%E9%99%A2%E4%BF%83%E6%94%B6%E7%B7%8A%E5%85%A5%E5%A2%83%E6%94%BF%E7%AD%96-%E6%B8%9B%E4%BD%8E%E8%B7%A8%E5%A2%83%E5%82%B3%E6%92%AD%E9%A2%A8%E9%9A%AA

  • China coronavirus: Hong Kong scrambles to roll out containment plan stopping short of total closure, with cuts on cross-border travel and reduced transport services with mainland
  • 【一文睇晒新措施】多個口岸周四凌晨起停用;來往內地交通班次大減 (Summary of measures to tighten border) https://news.now.com/home/local/player?newsId=378395&fbclid=IwAR1V4B0hCRSy12HLCaujqxrQKCyVsAvuwO0a9E8YSrbgwppGcSkFuwcawIQ

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