REGULAR UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS 

         

 

 

READ: Chief Executive's letter to Consul-Generals and international Chambers
Released: 25 July 2020

READ: Quarantine of parents and/or minors Q&A

As at: 8 August 2020
- 72 new cases (63 local + 9 imported) 
- Total now 4,080 (4,079 confirmed + 1 probable)
- 52 deaths (5 reported on Aug 9)
- 2,847 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
- 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115) 118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41)

Days with no local transmission
- 0

 

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DOWNLOAD: Letter to the Expatriate Community from Centre for Health Protection Department of Health  

DOWNLOAD: Global Travel Restrictions (May 5)

QANTAS FLIGHT UPDATES All Qantas and Jetstar scheduled international flights will be suspended from the end of March until at least 31 May 2020.

CATHAY PACIFIC FLIGHT UPDATES: Reduced international flights

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT UPDATES 

Australia announces new International Freight Assistance Mechanism to ensure fresh produce reaches Hong Kong
Read the press relase here.

The Australian Prime Minister has announced a travel ban to apply from 9pm Sydney time, Friday 20 March on all non-Australian citizens and non-permanent residents from entering Australia.  All Australians – citizens, permanent residents and immediate family will still be able to return to Australia. They will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival. We continue to advise Australians who are overseas who wish to return to Australia, to do so as soon as possible by commercial means. 


HONG KONG GOVERNMENT UPDATES 

Shortened operating hours of passenger clearance services at Shenzhen Bay PortConsolidation of test services at AsiaWorld-Expo 

All bars and pubs and premises used exclusively or mainly to sell alcohol will be closed from 6pm April 3 

Government further clarifies eligibility criteria of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme

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

Q&A 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 

All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

 

>> Government website on COVID-19


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