Hong Kong treats deadly Wuhan virus «as a worst-case scenario,» according to Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Chief Secretary for Hong Kong Administration, who spoke to journalists in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
«We are on a highly alert level which means we treat it as a worst scenario, all our departments are very serious about the virus,» stressed the chief secretary, as at least three people have... Еще reportedly died from a pneumonia resembling coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
More than 200 have been infected, according to media reports, with the virus posing an international threat being also detected in South Korea, Thailand, and Japan.
The virus that is believed to be transmitted from human to human, is being studied by medics.
Matthew Cheung Kin-chung also lamented Hong Kong's downgraded credit rating after Moody’s Investors Service lowered it from to Aa3 from Aa2.
«We made it clear yesterday that Moody ignored our advantages. It is wrong to use the perspective of governance only to rate Hong Kong,» he stressed, adding: «In the past seven months, despite the unrest in our society, we still adhered to the 'one country, two systems'.»