On 18 February 2020, Hong Kong Employment Partner Hong Tran co-hosted a webinar session titled Managing Through Coronavirus with Dr. Fahmy, Medical Director from International SOS and Jacinta Reddan, Chief Executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce. Senior executives from various sectors including aviation, NGO and education joined the webinar.
Jacinta first provided an overview of the session and introduced the speakers to the audience. Dr. Fahmy then gave the background of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its latest development locally and around the world. He shared with the audience some prevention tips as well as case updates. He also advised on what employers should do at an organisation level. Hong then moved on to discuss employer obligations in the current COVID-19 situation and the relevant ordinances such as the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance and common law duty of care. He also described several potential scenarios that might arise from the current situation. The seminar was concluded with a lively Q&A session with Jacinta acted as the moderator.