China Update: Hong Kong Closes Nearly All Border Crossings with China – Chinese Using HIV Drug to Combat Coronavirus
Live from Hong Kong
Due to the Wuhan coronavirus most of Hong Kong citizens again worked from home today after a couple weeks of holidays and avoiding crowds. The concern over the virus continues to grow.
Hong Kong medical workers went on strike in an effort to encourage the Hong Kong government to shut down the borders with China. The BBC reported:
Hundreds of hospital workers in Hong Kong have gone on strike, demanding the border with mainland China be completely closed to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading.
Hong Kong has suspended cross-border rail and ferry services, but health workers want a total border closure.
Late Monday night in Hong Kong it was announced that more border crossings with China will be closed. Only the airport and one border crossing are still open.
A strange video was shared on Twitter of what look to be three doctors in Wuhan wearing surgical masks and carrying guns:
— 港英漁業 (@lym104_hker) February 1, 2020
Another video shows a woman who apparently dropped waiting in line at a pharmacy for some Chinese medicine that reportedly suppresses the virus:
A woman fell on the ground when queuing outside a pharmacy.pic.twitter.com/H68kPrmosa
— W. B. Yeats (@WBYeats1865) February 1, 2020
It’s also being reported that China is using HIV medications to fight the virus:
This is most interesting.
Chinese health officials are treating the Wuhan coronavirus using HIV medications.
This comes in the midst of controversial research papers suggesting the Wuhan virus contains segments of HIV RNA incorporated into its genome.https://t.co/43YTTKOVVh
— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) February 1, 2020