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We will always put people's health first: Carrie Lam

2020-01-25 HKT 10:08
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  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking to reporters on her return to Hong Kong. Photo: RTHK
    Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaking to reporters on her return to Hong Kong. Photo: RTHK
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday said the government will adopt a stringent approach in combating the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan after the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong rose to five.

She insisted the administration will always put people's health first.

Speaking to reporters early on Saturday morning after returning from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Lam said even though she was away for a few days she had kept in touch with local officials.

She said her presence in Davos would help businesses and governments overseas understand the situation in Hong Kong, after months of anti-government protests.

The government was expected to hold a press conference later on Saturday to give an update on measures to combat the disease.