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On March 16, 2020, the Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco has issued a Public Health Order requiring that residents remain in place, with the only exception being for essential needs. This measure is necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The Order is effective as of midnight on Tuesday, March 17 and is effective until April 7, 2020, or until it is extended.

In compliance with the Order, the office at 130 Montgomery Street in San Francisco will be closed starting March 17 until April 7. All staff will be working remotely. We will keep you posted of any changes as they occur.

We wish everyone well as we collectively navigate this global health challenge and look forward to connect with you in person in the near future.

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
San Francisco

   
Public Health Response Plan Activated

Hong Kong health authorities continue to monitor developments regarding the emergence of an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. A dedicated webpage has been set up to provide relevant information and health advice. Details here.

Public Health Response Plan Activated
   
Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has extended, until further notice, the entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries or regions by plane and those having been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days preceding arrival at Hong Kong.  All transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport will also continue to be suspended until further notice. Details here.

Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended
   
Entry to Hong Kong during the Fight Against COVID-19

Hong Kong remains open to visitors during the current fight against COVID-19 virus. But to prevent the virus from entering and spreading in the city, strict measures have been put in place. Details here.

Entry to Hong Kong during the Fight Against COVID-19
   

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Bringing a pandemic to heel

This year, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong’s systems clicked into place to provide a strong frontline defense. World-class viral research capabilities and the use of cutting-edge innovations have enabled the city to prevent the kind of rapid transmission that has been seen in many other regions.

While many countries battled the breakout with stringent lockdown measures to curtail the spread and reduce death tolls, Hong Kong managed to keep its numbers in check and maintain a semblance of normality that other economies are still struggling to resume. Details here.

Bringing a pandemic to heel
   
Hong Kong's rights and freedoms assured

Hong Kong residents’ rights and freedoms will be unaffected by the National People’s Congress’ deliberation of a decision to establish and improve at the national level the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the city to safeguard national security. Details here.

Hong Kong's rights and freedoms assured
   
Gov’t supports NPC's deliberation

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government supports the National People’s Congress’ (NPC) deliberation of the decision to establish and improve at the national level the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to safeguard national security. Details here.

Gov’t supports NPC's deliberation
   
Hong Kong's resilience will prevail

Financial Secretary Paul Chan
2019 was an unsettling and unforgettable year for Hong Kong. Our economy was fraught with uncertainties due to the US-China trade tension. However, no one could have predicted that social unrest and turbulence would break out in the middle of the year, hitting our already slowing economy and even dragging it into recession. Details here.

HK's resilience will prevail
   
Hong Kong Government to distribute free reusable masks to all citizens

The Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) announced on May 5 that Hong Kong Government will distribute free reusable CuMask+™ to all Hong Kong citizens. Details here.

Hong Kong Government to distribute free reusable masks to all citizens
   

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