Hong Kong tackles the coronavirus with careful vigilance

Communicating the latest updates remains a priority

Hong Kong:  the Centre for Health Protection website gives the latest updates.

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has urged planners to read the website of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) (www.chp.gov.hk) for the latest updates on the coronavirus.

The CHP has contributed to Hong Kong's public health system by dealing with significant public health challenges. These include establishing a disease surveillance system, strengthening infection control, enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity, conducting risk communication and health promotion, developing applied research and training programmes, and preparing emergency response plans.

Mr Kenneth Wong, general manager, MICE & Cruise and regional director, Europe of Hong Kong Tourism Board, said: "In response to the latest development, the government has raised its response level to the disease to the highest and implemented additional measures to lower the chance of the disease being imported into Hong Kong and spreading in the community.

"We will closely monitor the latest development in Hong Kong and ensure our worldwide offices are equipped with up-to-date information for dissemination to the overseas travel trade and consumers when necessary.

"Regarding the new initiatives in drawing back MICE visitors to Hong Kong after the overcoming of diseases, the HKTB will closely monitor the market situation and provide a tailor-related plan," he added.

Normal operations of HKTB's visitor centres at major ports-of-entry and in the city centre, its visitor hotline (+852 2508 1234, 9 am to 9 pm daily) and webchat service will continue to provide visitors with necessary information and assistance.