The emergency alert sent out by the Hong Kong government on Wednesday. Photo: Warton Li
The emergency alert sent out by the Hong Kong government on Wednesday. Photo: Warton Li

Startled by that screeching sound from your mobile phone? Emergency alert sparked wild fears, but Hong Kong leader says Covid information needed to get out

  • Some residents thought disaster was imminent when their devices emitted a siren-like sound on Wednesday only to find the alert was about a repurposed hospital
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the unprecedented use of the emergency alert system was justified, but not everyone agrees

The emergency alert sent out by the Hong Kong government on Wednesday. Photo: Warton Li
The emergency alert sent out by the Hong Kong government on Wednesday. Photo: Warton Li
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