Group Gathering Prohibition Index (GGPI)

April 15, 2021 Legislative Council Medical Constituency Member Dr Pierre Chan made the following comments, “My personal observation is that the tightening or relaxation of the gathering ban in Hong Kong ...Read Moreis a political decision coupled with economic considerations. It seems ‘not directly related’ to science, medicine, or public opinion.” Press Release Presentation Slides
April 14, 2021 President and CEO of HKPORI Robert Chung observed, “The reading of GGPI stays at 11.4 today, due to the same number of infected cases. ...Read MoreMost people want to see a relaxation of the ban, as 69% considered the current ban too strict. Since the government has announced new measures to conditionally relax restrictions on restaurant and bar operation, POP will conduct our eighth benchmark study as soon as possible, in order to update our base of GGPI calculations.” Press Release Presentation Slides
April 13, 2021 On the latest figures of GGPI, Deputy CEO of HKPORI Kim-Wah Chung observed, “The CE announced some measures to relax restrictions on restaurant and bar operation. ...Read MoreMany people doubt that the government intends to compel more people to download and to use LeaveHomeSafe. The reading of GGPI as today is 11.4, and 69% considered the current ban too strict. This clearly indicates that the government’s measures are still behind public expectations.” Press Release Presentation Slides
April 12, 2021 On the latest figures of GGPI and their computation method, President and CEO of HKPORI Robert Chung observed, “The reading of GGPI is 11.4 today, and 69% considered the current ban too strict. ...Read MorePeople obviously want to see a relaxation of the ban. Moreover, starting today, we will include more figures and explanations in our daily GGPI press releases for public consumption, like the maximum values used in our benchmark data simulations.” Press Release Presentation Slides
April 9, 2021 President and CEO of HKPORI Robert Chung observed, “The reading of ‘Group Gathering Prohibition Index’ stands at 11.4 today, which is 7.4 persons higher than the official limit. ...Read MoreMost people want to see a relaxation of the ban, as 69% considered the current ban too strict. However, the intensity of such a wish has dropped to a 3-day low, obviously due to the gradual increase in the number of confirmed infected cases to a double-digit figure during this period.” Press Release Presentation Slides
April 8, 2021 Data Science Manager of HKPORI Edward Tai observed, “The reading of ‘Group Gathering Prohibition Index’ stands at 14.1 today, which is much higher than the official limit....Read MoreAs many as 84% of the general public considering the current ban too strict, meaning that the current ban is only acceptable by one-eighth of the people. This reflects people’s wish for the government to relax the ban. Since mid-March this year, the Group Gathering Prohibition Index has been standing at more than 10 people, government should consider gradually relaxing the ban after balancing the COVID risk.” Press Release Presentation Slides
April 7, 2021 President and CEO of HKPORI Robert Chung observed, “The reading of ‘Group Gathering Prohibition Index’ stands at 14.3 today, which is 10.3 persons higher than the official limit....Read MoreWith 87% of the general public considering the current ban too strict, people obviously want to see a relaxation of the ban as soon as possible. We hope the government would hear the people’s voice. Please note that starting today, we will announce this index daily for public consumption via our standard press releases.” Presentation Slides
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