Healix International, the global provider of travel risk management and international medical, security and travel assistance services, has raised its risk level for Hong Kong to MODERATE. And it is urging employers to apply stringent security measures for any employees in the region, including the implementation of tracking of employees for their own safety.
“The security risk rating for Hong Kong has been raised to MODERATE by Healix International owing to an escalation of the ongoing anti-government protests”, explained Sebastian Liu, Global Threat Analyst for the Asia Pacific region at Healix International.
“Unrest has been ongoing since June and while the initial protests attracted hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, they were largely peaceful. However, clashes between protesters and the police are now being reported on a near daily basis, with the police regularly deploying tear gas, water cannon, baton charge, rubber bullets and, occasionally, live ammunition; at least three protesters have been wounded by live fire in the protests so far.