Ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau were suspended indefinitely in another dramatic measure aimed at limiting the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
On Monday, February 3, the Hong Kong government announced that ferry services between the two special administrative regions would cease from midnight on February 4, 2020, although services between Hong Kong International Airport and Macau Ferry Terminal remain unaffected for now.
Hong Kong announced the closure of 4 checkpoints on Monday, with the ferry terminal joined by Huang Gang, Lo Wu, and Lok Ma Chau.
It brings the number of border entry points in Hong Kong that have been completely closed to ten. The Hong Kong International Airport and Shenzhen Bay joint checkpoint remains open, as does Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
On Monday, hundreds of hospital workers in Hong Kong went on strike demanding total closure of all borders with China.
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, replied that "the government will provide enough health equipment for frontline health workers to sustain their safety."