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Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctors and nurses vote to close China border

Members of a newly-formed public hospitals union have voted overwhelmingly in favour of closing Hong Kong's borders with mainland China.

More than 3,000 nurses and doctors registered with the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance voted to strike next week to pressure the Hong Kong government to close the eight remaining open border points. 

Ten members voted against the strike while 25 marked their ballots as undecided.

A registered nurse named Ada who voted said she felt "disappointed in the government" for ignoring the advice of local health experts and refusing to close Hong Kong's borders.

Coronavirus outbreak in China has claimed 270 lives with over 11,900 others infected and sohas since spread to more than 20 countries.


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