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Project Reference: ITP/041/21LP
Project Title: A Decision-Support Platform for COVID-19 Pandemic Control
Hosting Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
Abstract: This project aims to the develop the first decision-support platform for COVID-19
pandemic control based on COVID-19 symptom onset risk prediction in Hong Kong.
Targeting at users in the public sectors, the platform will have the following functions:
a) One-stop workflow and toolsets for multi-source data management and exchange,
COVID-19 onset risk prediction, decision-support according to risk prediction result,
visualization of the status quo of COVID-19 and risk prediction result and result delivery;
b) prediction of COVID-19 symptom onset risk (e.g., fever and cough) in Hong Kong at
the urban-community scale;
c) City-scale COVID-19 onset risk prediction in selected countries/regions which used to
have intensive travel flows with Hong Kong;
d) Decision support based on symptom onset risk prediction, which can more timely
predict the COVID-19 spread trend, compared with the common confirmed-case-based
predictions, especially for test kit and vaccine allocation in Hong Kong;
e) Decision support on inbound travel control based on onset risk prediction under
customized immigration policies.
The platform is anticipated to become a highly useful tool for precise anti-epidemic
measures, Travel Bubbles, and other immigration policies, thereby promoting lower-cost
long-term pandemic control and the socioeconomic recovery.
Project Coordinator: Prof Wenzhong SHI
Approved Funding Amount: HK$ 7.77M
Project Period: 15 Dec 2021 - 14 Dec 2023
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