Chief Executive Lam declared a city-wide health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak at a news conference in Hong Kong on Saturday.
Lam discussed the measures being taken to control the virus in the special administrative region.
«We reached a critical point on January 23rd when there were two confirmed cases of this novel coronavirus. At each stage, the Government's actions and reactions... Еще have to take into account the latest development, the severity of the public health situation and the advice that we receive from our experts», said Lam.
«The difficulties we are facing in dealing with this virus, because the symptoms may be mild or even invisible at the beginning of the onset. That's why I appeal to all of us that we should all do our part to help in the containment of this rather tricky virus,» she added.
More than 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus, which has killed at least 41 people were confirmed in China and other countries.
Mandatory Credit: Carrie Lam office