Mainland Chinese tourists arrive at the high-speed rail terminus in West Kowloon. Photo: Winson Wong

China coronavirus: Hong Kong leader adopts advice from medical experts – but draws line at closing border with mainland China

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam raises government’s response against new virus to highest level of emergency after a public outcry
  • Lam also agrees to suggestions from health experts to keep schools closed until February 17 and to cancel Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
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Mainland Chinese tourists arrive at the high-speed rail terminus in West Kowloon. Photo: Winson Wong
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.