Quarantine exemption on humanitarian ground

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Dear Food and Health Bureau staff,

Given the fact that quarantine requirements have been imposed to visitors coming to / HK residents returning to HK from many countries, I am concerned that some people cannot afford the time for quarantine on humanitarian grounds. For example, a person may visit HK or come back to HK to see his/her close relatives on their deathbeds or to attend a funeral or to take care of family members in an accident. Here are my questions for the bureau to answer under the Code on Access to Information

1. Under what circumstances, if any, will HK residents or visitors subject to quarantine requirements be exempted from such requirements on humanitarian or compassionate grounds?

2. Did the bureau receive any applications for such exemptions mentioned in Q.1?

3. How would the bureau consider and process such cases should they arise?

Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wang

Dr Simon Wang, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer in English
Language Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 34117044
http://lc.hkbu.edu.hk/staff_simon.php
Writing for the Public Project

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Dear Dr WANG,

I refer to your email dated 21 May 2021 requesting for information on the
exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement.

Please be informed that the subject matter is under the purview of the
Department of Health (DH) and we have referred your request to them, which
will follow up and revert to you direct.  

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Access to Information
Officers of DH who can be reached by the following means -

Telephone No. (852) 2961 8500
Fax No. (852) 2836 0071
Email Address  [email address]
Department of Health
21/F, Wu Chung House
Address 213 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
(Attn: Access to Information Officer)

(Cherry WONG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

From:        Simon Wang <[FOI #657 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Food and Health Bureau <[Food and Health Bureau request email]>,
Date:        21/05/21 06:12 PM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Quarantine exemption on
humanitarian ground

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Dear Food and Health Bureau staff,

Given the fact that quarantine requirements have been imposed to visitors
coming to / HK residents returning to HK from many countries, I am
concerned that some people cannot afford the time for quarantine on
humanitarian grounds. For example, a person may visit HK or come back to
HK to see his/her close relatives on their deathbeds or to attend a
funeral or to take care of family members in an accident.  Here are my
questions for the bureau to answer under the Code on Access to Information

1. Under what circumstances, if any, will HK residents or visitors subject
to quarantine requirements be exempted from such requirements on
humanitarian or compassionate grounds?  

2. Did the bureau receive any applications for such exemptions mentioned
in Q.1?

3. How would the bureau consider and process such cases should they arise?

Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wang

Dr Simon Wang, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer in English
Language Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 34117044
[1]http://lc.hkbu.edu.hk/staff_simon.php  
Writing for the Public Project

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This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #657 email]

Is [Food and Health Bureau request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Food and Health Bureau? If so, please contact us using this
form:
[2]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

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1個附件

Dear Dr WANG,

Regarding your request of information, please find our reply in the file
attached.

Regards,

(Ms Wing LAU)
for Director of Health

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From:        Enquiry FHB/FHB/[email protected]
To:        Simon Wang <[FOI #657 email]>
Date:        28/05/2021 11:20
Subject:        Re: Freedom of Information request - Quarantine exemption
on humanitarian ground

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Dear Dr WANG,

I refer to your email dated 21 May 2021 requesting for information on the
exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement.

Please be informed that the subject matter is under the purview of the
Department of Health (DH) and we have referred your request to them, which
will follow up and revert to you direct.  

Should you have any enquiries, please contact the Access to Information
Officers of DH who can be reached by the following means -

Telephone No. (852) 2961 8500
Fax No. (852) 2836 0071
Email Address  [email address]
Department of Health
21/F, Wu Chung House
Address 213 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
(Attn: Access to Information Officer)

(Cherry WONG)
for Secretary for Food and Health

=======================================

From:        Simon Wang <[FOI #657 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Food and Health Bureau <[Food and Health Bureau request email]>,
Date:        21/05/21 06:12 PM
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Quarantine exemption on
humanitarian ground

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Food and Health Bureau staff,

Given the fact that quarantine requirements have been imposed to visitors
coming to / HK residents returning to HK from many countries, I am
concerned that some people cannot afford the time for quarantine on
humanitarian grounds. For example, a person may visit HK or come back to
HK to see his/her close relatives on their deathbeds or to attend a
funeral or to take care of family members in an accident.  Here are my
questions for the bureau to answer under the Code on Access to Information

1. Under what circumstances, if any, will HK residents or visitors subject
to quarantine requirements be exempted from such requirements on
humanitarian or compassionate grounds?  

2. Did the bureau receive any applications for such exemptions mentioned
in Q.1?

3. How would the bureau consider and process such cases should they arise?

Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Wang

Dr Simon Wang, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer in English
Language Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 34117044
[1]http://lc.hkbu.edu.hk/staff_simon.php  
Writing for the Public Project

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This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #657 email]

Is [Food and Health Bureau request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Food and Health Bureau? If so, please contact us using this
form:
[2]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[3]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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