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Hong Kong suspends 10 border checkpoints with mainland China in bid to curb virus

Image result for Hong Kong leader Carrie LamHong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Monday the suspension of 10 border crossings out of 13 with mainland China in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, stopping short of calls for the entire border to be closed.

Lam had already closed some border operations, including cross-border ferries and high-speed rail services to the mainland. She has said that closing the entire border would be “inappropriate and impractical” as well as “discriminatory”.