Reed Smith Client Alerts

The World Health Organization has, on Thursday, 30 January 2020, declared that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (WHO advice).1


United States - The novel coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency in the United States, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a White House briefing on Friday, 31 January 2020.2

Hong Kong - The Government announced on Friday, 31 January 2020 that it has enhanced disease prevention and control measures with reference to WHO's advice, including more border control restrictions.3

Singapore - All travellers arriving from mainland China who had been there in the past 14 days will be barred from entry or transit in Singapore, as announced on Friday, 31 January 2020.4