Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an 'emergency'

Hong Kong declares Wuhan virus outbreak an 'emergency'

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. (Reuters photo)

Hong Kong on Saturday declared the outbreak of a mystery virus as an "emergency" -- the city's highest warning tier -- as authorities ramped up measures aimed at reducing the risk of further infections spreading.

"Today I declare the lifting of the response level to emergency," chief executive Carrie Lam told reporters.