About the Authors

Gabriel M. Leung
Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

Angus Nicoll
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

gmleung@fhb.gov.hk

Competing Interests

The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Each of the authors declares no conflict of interest, financial or otherwise. AN is on long-term secondment to ECDC from the UK Health Protection Agency.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GML AN. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GML AN. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GML. Contributed to the writing of the paper: GML AN. Contributed to the review from the experience of the pandemic in European countries: AN.