Carrie Lam issues World Travel Alert

Hong Kong – In view of the health risks arising from the persistent and rapid increase in the number of Wuhan Coronavirus cases globally, the Hong Kong Government today (March 17) has decided to issue the Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on all overseas countries/territories to the rest of the world except the Mainland, Macau and Taiwan based on public health considerations. And all the passengers entering Hong Kong will be subject to a 14-day quarantine or medical observation, starting from midnight on Thursday (March 19).

Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the announcement ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning, noting the significant increase in imported Wuhan Coronavirus cases.

“It is a bit too drastic to go into that sort of total banning because we have to understand that there are always some very genuine and compassionate cases on an exceptional basis that despite a 14-day quarantine they need to come to Hong Kong.”

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GM31

"For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." [John 3:20] Mar. 17, 2020