Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
Information received on 29/12/2020 from Dr Thomas Sit, Chief Veterinary Officer / Assistant Director (Inspection & Quarantine), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong , Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
Report type Follow-up report No. 4
Date of start of the event 23/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 25/11/2020
Report date 29/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 29/12/2020
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 1 (scale 0 to 5)
Mortality 0 (scale 0 to 5)
Zoonotic impact Zoonotic potential unknown at this time
Causal agent SARS-CoV-2
Related reports Immediate notification (27/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (04/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (11/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (18/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (29/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (08/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 6 (14/01/2021)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Likely human to animal transmission
Epidemiological comments Situation is the same as the previous reports. Mammalian pets from household with confirmed human cases will be collected for testing of SARS-CoV-2 as appropriate.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.