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Coronavirus: Hong Kong hospital staff strike to demand closure of China border

BBC.

Hundreds of hospital workers in Hong Kong have gone on strike, demanding the border with mainland China be completely closed to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading. 

Hong Kong has suspended cross-border rail and ferry services, but health workers want a total border closure.

Authorities say closing the border completely would go against advice from the World Health Organization. 

There have been 15 confirmed cases of the virus in the city

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