IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE
On (Tuesday 17 March), the Hong Kong SAR government announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone who travels into Hong Kong from any foreign country.
For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we will therefore, be unable to see patients who have traveled internationally until they have been in Hong Kong and symptom-free after 14 days under quarantine. This includes those who traveled back to Hong Kong in the 2 weeks prior to Wednesday 18 March.
If you have been in Hong Kong for two weeks or longer already and have no symptoms, you’re welcome to come into the clinic to visit us as usual.
We recognise that it is currently an overwhelming time, especially when it comes to understanding your potential health risks. We would like to assure you and can support your needs even if you cannot come to the clinic.
Our doctors and practitioners are all available to meet with you online. We offer Online Skype and Phone Consultations for anyone who cannot come into our clinic. Our consultations include screening/testing for COVID-19, regular medical assessments, managing prescriptions, lab test result analysis and more! We can also send medication and supplements to your home.
What is the virus?
The virus, known as COVID-19, is part of the coronavirus family which includes both the common cold and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The virus is a new strain of virus not previously identified in humans. Click here for current updates and case numbers from the Hong Kong Government.
Where is it?
The virus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, although there have now been many confirmed cases outside of mainland China, and the virus is spreading rapidly around the world. The virus is understood to have originated from animals and is now confirmed to be transmitted from human to human.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms can include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, fever and shortness of breath. In severe cases it can lead to pneumonia and respiratory tract conditions.
Who is at risk?
Young children, the elderly, or those with underlying medical conditions are at an increased risk and should take extra precautions.
What should I do if I feel unwell?
Try not to panic, but take assertive action. Seek medical attention and remember to share your recent travel history with your health care provider. It is a good idea to call your doctor in advance of your visit to share with them your symptoms so they can prepare to treat you.
How do I prevent it?
The virus can be transferred via human contact, and there are a variety of ways how it can spread. Good personal hygiene is extremely important. Some useful tips to prevent this are:
- Wear a face mask when in public. You should also avoid touching your eyes and nose where possible.
- Wash your hand thoroughly and regularly. This means washing your hands thoroughly (for around 20 seconds) You may also wish to carry an alcohol based hand sanitizer gel with you outside.
- Close the lid of your toilet before flushing.
- Avoid contact with people with flu like symptoms.
- Stay at home if you are sick
- Follow your local government recommendations on hygiene, quarantine and travel restrictions
Boost your immune system: In addition to good hygiene, it is important to look after your immune system through good nutrition, supplementation and if needed IV vitamins and minerals. Some supplements we recommend to boost your immune system are Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin A. Vitamins and minerals can be taken both orally or given via IV for a more rapid effect. Please see your Doctor for advice on which supplements to take according to your personal situation.