Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has declared the highest level of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang

China coronavirus: Hong Kong leader hits back at delay criticism as she suspends school classes, cancels marathon and declares city at highest level of emergency

  • Lam to chair steering committee overseeing measures to cope with virus outbreak
  • Most kindergartens, primary and secondary schools will not reopen until February 17 while Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon cancelled
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has declared the highest level of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.