2019-nCov | HK to reduce transport services with mainland

Hong Kong will significantly reduce transport services between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to contain the spread of new coronavirus.
Flights from the mainland to Hong Kong will be halved, and the high-speed railway will be suspended, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam said yesterday afternoon at a press conference.
Multiple ferry routes will be suspended and the number of cross-border buses will be reduced. Starting from tomorrow, several ports of entry will stop operation, including passenger services at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, Hung Hom Station, Sha Tau Kok and Man Kam To.
Lam also said the central authorities have approved 49 mainland cities to stop issuing new endorsements under the Individual Visit Scheme. The number of visitors under the scheme accounted for about half of mainland visitors entering Hong Kong.
There have been eight confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus reported in Hong Kong.
China is mobilizing a nationwide response to prevent and control the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Many unprecedented moves, including extending the Spring Festival holiday, postponing the spring semesters of schools and universities, and adopting transport restrictions in various areas, have been taken. MDT/Xinhua

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