Hong Kong Is Prepared for the Worst on Chinese Virus, Carrie Lam Says
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, pauses during a news conference in Hong Kong, China. (Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg)

Hong Kong Is Prepared for the Worst on Chinese Virus, Carrie Lam Says

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(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong has planned for the worst-case scenario following the outbreak of a mysterious virus in China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said.

“We still don’t have a single case of confirmed coronavirus yet, but we have been warning people that it could come at any time,” Lam said in a Bloomberg Television interview in Davos, Switzerland.

Lam promised to be transparent with Hong Kong people to reduce unnecessary anxiety and said that the city learned a great deal from combatting the earlier SARS outbreak. Hong Kong has put in place a system of heightened vigilance since the first notification came on Dec. 31, she added.

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