HONG KONG -- Hong Kong said it will "stand down," or lower, its
SARS alert level on April 6, according to Hong Kong's Department of
The alert level was raised last December after a confirmed SARS
case was detected, however no new cases of the contagious
respiratory disease have been reported since February.
Health officials said health screening measures at all
immigration control points, including health declaration and body
temperature checks for travelers will remain unchanged. The
requirement for doctors to report community-acquired pneumonia
patients with history of travel to the Guangdong province, the
location of the last SARS case, will be waived as of April 6.
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