Public urged to stay home

July 22, 2020

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)


The Centre for Health Protection today urged the public to stay at home as far as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.


The centre's Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan made the appeal at a press briefing this afternoon, adding that those with symptoms should exercise more caution.


"I would like to appeal to the general public not to go out in the coming one or two weeks, unless it is essential. This includes those who have symptoms or without symptoms. Especially those with symptoms, if you have symptoms go to the doctor to get tested - of course you have to go out - but wear a mask and adopt infection control measures, wash your hands and try to avoid getting close to other people."


Dr Chuang also advised those who had taken the saliva test to stay at home while waiting for the results.


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.

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