Kristal Tin angered over border crossing issue

4 Feb – Hong Kong actress Kristal Tin recently took to social media to express her anger over Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's previous refusal to shut the borders between Hong Kong and mainland China to defend from the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

As reported on Mingpao, the actress posted her frustration on Facebook, after reading about the 2,500 workers from the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance (HAEA) who went on strike to call for the border to be shut and better protection for hospital staff.

"Is this the attitude of a politician? I think it is more of a gambler's action. This time, it is the lives of the entire Hong Kong that are being [jeopardised]. At this critical point, Carrie Lam, do you think that the medical world would not be afraid to strike?" she asked.

Her sentiment was shared by musician Steve Wong, who wrote, "I strongly hope that the government would close the borders. I can stay home and reduce the use of face masks, but food is scarce and most of the online shopping platforms are closed. Why would the government create these unnecessary situations?"

Lam had since changed her decision, and announced on 3 February that ten out of 13 border crossings with mainland China will be suspended, though the city's airport would remain open to mainlanders.

(Photo Source: Kristal Tin Instagram)