"The battle against SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome] is not yet over in Hong Kong and elsewhere in the world. At the 54th annual conference of the World Health Organisation's regional committee for the Western Pacific region held in September 2003 in Manila, Dr Lee Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said, 'We have to prepare on the assumption that this (SARS) will come back.' We will only win the battle if the Government and all sectors of the community take part in the fight. The HKSAR [Hong Kong Special Administrative Region] Government has already put in place a comprehensive strategy to guard against SARS. Various sectors and trades have also implemented preventive measures and are on full alert. We will remain vigilant and oversee the community's collective effort to ensure that a high level of preparedness is maintained on all fronts. Within the Government, the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau will ensure readiness of all Government departments and the Hospital Authority by conducting checks and keeping track of the progress in the implementation of necessary measures."
Government of Hong Kong
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