Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an ’emergency’

Published January 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong on Saturday declared the outbreak of a mystery virus as an “emergency” — the city’s highest warning tier — as authorities ramped up measures aimed at reducing the risk of further infections spreading.

People wearing facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, wait at Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
People wearing facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, wait at Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Today I declare the lifting of the response level to emergency,” chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters.

 
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