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Hong Kong Hospital Workers Strike as Government Refuses to Close Border to Coronavirus

Hong Kong healthcare workers launched a five-day strike as threatened on Monday to protest their government’s refusal to completely seal the border with China until the coronavirus epidemic is under control. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam responded by announcing more travel restrictions, closing down all land crossings except the bridges to Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

HONG KONG, CHINA - FEBRUARY 03: Protesters hold placards during a rally supporting a strike in the medical industry to demand the government shut the city's border with China to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading on February 3, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong has 15 confirmed …