Hong Kong: Strike extension denied as medical staff demand border shut down with China

Hong Kong healthcare workers staged a protest at the Hospital Authority headquarters in Kowloon City on Friday, hours before the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance voted down a plan that would have extended industrial action into the middle of next week. Doctors and nurses submitted a petition earlier this week demanding the closure of the city-state's ports amid the coronavirus outbreak... Еще. Footage filmed at the headquarters shows protesters wearing masks as they organised a sit-in inside the building and held signs. Demonstrators holding banners and signs demanding the government close the Hong Kong's border with mainland China can also be seen. Thousands of public health workers from the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA) went on strike since Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed more than 600 lives and infected over 31,0000 worldwide.

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