04 February 2020 – Hong Kong reports first COVID-19 death

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: Special Administrative Region
Lead People/Agency: Hospital Authority Chief Manager (Quality & Standards) Dr Lau Ka-hin

Overview: Hong Kong’s first recorded death is the 13th confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection, a 39-year-old Hong Kong man who had visited Wuhan last month, he had a history of diabetes mellitus and before his death he was treated as a pneumonia patient in Princess Margaret. Hospital
Full details here: https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/02/20200204/20200204_165830_234.html?type=category&name=covid19&tl=t

Type of Justification: No justification given
Evidence/Justification: Under Secretary for Food & Health Dr Chui Tak-yi explained by introducing the use of electronic wristbands, the Government now has the ability to quarantine certain people at home.