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Hong Kong tightens border with mainland over coronavirus

City falls deeper into recession, marking first annual GDP contraction in a decade

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong will close most of its land border with mainland China in an effort to reduce inbound travelers and contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Monday.

Only three out of 14 border control points in the city -- including the airport, the Shenzhen Bay crossing, and the bridge to Macao and Zhuhai -- will remain open. The closures were to take effect at midnight on Monday.

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