Government Covid-19 adviser Keiji Fukuda to leave Hong Kong for retirement

Local | 25 Nov 2021 1:04 pm

Hong Kong’s government adviser on the Covid pandemic, Professor Keiji Fukuda, will return to the United States for retirement upon his departure from the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong at the end of this year. 

The health expert will resign from the expert advisory panel under the Steering Committee cum Command Centre in relation to the Novel Coronavirus and the Advisory Panel on COVID-19 Vaccines with effect from December 1, according to a government statement. 

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said Professor Fukuda’s rich experience and expertise in public health offered a wealth of invaluable professional advice which has been constructive to the government's effort in combatting the epidemic during the past two years. 

“I express my heartfelt gratitude to Professor Fukuda for his significant contribution to our fight against the epidemic in Hong Kong and wish him a happy retirement,” said Lam. 

Professor Gabriel Leung Cheuk-wai, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung and Professor David Hui Shu-cheong will continue to advise the Government in the areas of public health, epidemiology, and clinical aspect upon the departure of Professor Fukuda. 

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