Written by: Deng Yinglin
2020-01-26 00:26Last updated: 2020-01-26 00:28
The outbreak of "Wuhan pneumonia" caused by the new coronavirus continued to spread. The Hospital Authority raised the emergency level in Hong Kong from "severe" to "emergency". Public hospitals launched the "emergency response level". Starting today (26th), public halts will be suspended. Hospital visits and visits will be arranged individually unless there are clinical reasons; anyone entering a public hospital or clinic must wear a mask.
The Hospital Authority issued a press release at 11:59 pm on January 25th, stating that yesterday (25th) after the special meeting of the Central Command Committee and the Central Committee of Infectious Diseases and Emergency Response, it decided to implement a series of measures starting today (26th). Measures, strengthen infection control measures, and focus resources on responding to new coronavirus conditions.
Public hospitals, including the Hospital Authority, will temporarily suspend visiting arrangements. Patients will be given individual compassionate arrangements if they have clinical reasons. Anyone entering a public hospital or clinic must wear a mask. At the same time, all hospital volunteer services and clinical internship arrangements will be suspended.
The Hospital Authority announced that starting today (26th), visits to public hospitals will be suspended. Anyone entering the area of a public hospital or clinic must wear a mask. (Profile picture)
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In addition, each hospital network will review all non-emergency services in real time, and adjust the service volume to focus resources on the new coronavirus situation.
The HA also said that it would continue to maintain close liaison with the Centre for Health Protection to monitor the latest developments and provide the public and medical staff with the latest information.
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