The Wuhan seafood market, which is at the centre of the pneumonia outbreak, has been closed since Wednesday. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong activates ‘serious response level’ for infectious diseases as Wuhan pneumonia outbreak escalates

  • This came as the number of people infected with the unidentified strain in the mainland Chinese city increased to 44
  • Local experts called on mainland health authorities to be more transparent in releasing patient data for assessment
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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The Wuhan seafood market, which is at the centre of the pneumonia outbreak, has been closed since Wednesday. Photo: Handout
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Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.