Hong Kong Red Cross - Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19)


Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19)


Since late December 2019, 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Mainland China. In early 2020, the outbreak occurred and spread rapidly across five continents in the world. The rising number of infection and deaths had already exceeded the number in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003. On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterised the infection of COVID-19 as a pandemic. In Hong Kong, the first case of novel coronavirus infection was confirmed on 23rd January 2020 and the number of confirmed cases continued to rise afterward. However, the local infection has become stable in June 2020.


Hong Kong Red Cross Actions

Since January 2020, the HKRC continues responding actively to the situation and disseminating health and hygiene knowledge, distributing relief supplies and providing psychological support service to anyone in need. As of 25 June 2020, the HKRC has:








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