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High demand for face masks in HK

Jerome Favre, EPA-EFE

Posted at Jan 29 2020 01:00 PM

High demand for face masks in HK

People line up in a store to buy face masks in Central District, Hong Kong on Wednesday. The Hong Kong government announced that all cross-border rail routes between the mainland and Hong Kong will be halted starting at midnight on 30 January and services at six border checkpoints will be suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. According to media reports, the 2019-nCoV has claimed 132 lives and infected almost 6,000 people, mainly in mainland China.