Go to main content
District Offices take initiative to contact people under home quarantine
     Given that home quarantine may bring inconvenience to the people affected, the Home Affairs Department (HAD) and the District Offices have set up 37 telephone hotlines since the home quarantine arrangement for people returning to Hong Kong from Hubei was implemented by the Government on February 4. Details are set out as follows:
     The District Offices have taken the initiative to contact some 200 Hong Kong residents who are required to stay at home for quarantine due to their return from Hubei, explaining to them the quarantine arrangements and providing support for them with relevant departments. Most of the residents contacted said they did not have any problem or special needs.
     As of 6am today (February 8), the HAD and the District Offices had recorded nine cases requesting assistance, including the supply of food and daily necessities, social worker counselling support services and other assistance.
HAD provides hotline services for people staying on World Dream cruise ship
     The 37 hotlines are also providing assistance to people on the cruise ship who are in need. As of 7am today, the HAD had received though the hotlines 47 requests, which were mainly requests by family members for arrangements to provide medicines and other resources to people on board as well as requests relating to catering on board. These requests have already been referred to relevant departments for follow-up. The District Offices, together with other departments, will continue to provide assistance to residents staying on board.
District Offices provide hotline services for Hong Kong residents returning from Mainland since February 8, 2020
     The arrangement of 14-day home quarantine for Hong Kong residents returning from the Mainland has been implemented since midnight of February 8. As of 6am today, the HAD had recorded two cases seeking assistance for food and daily necessities respectively. The HAD will closely monitor the situation and further strengthen the services if necessary.
District Office hotlines:
Central and Western District 2852 4377 5516 7589
Eastern District 2886 6534 6278 0215
Southern District 2553 3130 9375 0772
Wan Chai District 6157 3763 5175 3194
Kowloon City District 2621 3400 9155 1767
Kwun Tong District 2756 0665 6020 7078
Sham Shui Po District 2150 8134 6105 7821
Wong Tai Sin District 9617 0211 6416 0901
Yau Tsim Mong District 2399 2139 2399 6949
Islands District 6310 4691 6038 8325
Kwai Tsing District 2494 4500 2494 4531
North District 2675 1600 6131 9976
Sai Kung District 3740 5360 5569 6973
Sha Tin District 2158 5388 5506 3470
Tai Po District 2658 4040 3427 9087
Tsuen Wan District 2414 2144 4610 3167
Tuen Mun District 2451 3055 9848 2905
Yuen Long District 2470 1119 2470 1129
Headquarters           2835 1473

Ends/Saturday, February 8, 2020
Issued at HKT 17:52
Today's Press Releases