Hong Kong hospital strike kicks off as top doctor backs mainland China border closure calls amid coronavirus fears

Hong Kong hospital strike kicks off as top doctor backs mainland China border closure calls amid coronavirus fears

AsiaOne-·2020-02-03 18:05

More than 2,400 Hong Kong public hospital workers staged a strike on Monday morning as a top microbiologist agreed with their central demand that the government close the border with mainland China to fend off the deadly coronavirus.

"Closing the border entirely is the only effective way to prevent the spread of the virus," Dr Ho Pak-leung, of the University of Hong Kong, told a radio programme.

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