The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, announced on January 25, 2020 that the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" would be raised to “Emergency” , and appointed four experts with rich experience in public health, epidemiology and clinical aspects to join an expert advisory group to provide professional advice to the Chief Executive and the HKSAR Government. The four experts are:
- Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong;
- Professor Keiji Fukuda, Director and Clinical Professor of the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong and former Assistant Director General of the WHO;
- Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong; and
- Professor David Hui Shu-cheong, Stanley Ho Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Director of Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The experts give media interviews from time to time to scientifically analyse the situation of disease prevention and control.
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