The Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association has joined a global campaign urging citizens to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

On Sunday, the group shared dozens of photos of medics holding signs saying “I stay at work for you, you stay home for us.”

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

An accompanying message on its Facebook read: “Dear Hong Kongers, please keep good personal hygiene, wear [a] surgical mask, wash your hands, avoid social activity. If you are under quarantine order and medical surveillance, please stay home, DO NOT GO OUT!”

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

First detected in Hubei, China, more than 311,988 people globally have been infected with Covid-19, whilst over 13,400 have died from the SARS-like disease.

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

A recent surge of the virus in Hong Kong continued on Sunday, with 44 new cases reported by the local health authorities. Of the new infections, 29 involved people who had recently returned to the city from abroad. In total, the city has seen 317 confirmed cases.

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

On Saturday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that most civil servants will once again work remotely from Monday in response to the uptick. Key secondary school exams will also be postponed.

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

Libraries, museums and leisure facilities will also close on Monday after reopening at the start of March. Lam urged private sector employers to roll out work-from-home arrangements.

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

Over the weekend, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council and the authorities in Macau recommended against travel to Hong Kong.

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.
Photo: Hong Kong Public Medical Doctors Association.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.