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Sharp rise in Hong Kong residents heading across the border to flee from Covid-19 surge

Taking two suitcases with them, Joe Pun, his wife and daughter left Hong Kong for mainland China on Wednesday, walking across the Shenzhen Bay border checkpoint.The 40-year-old Hongkonger says the family used to make regular visits to Shenzhen, where they have a second home, but the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing travel restrictions kept them in Hong Kong.  Pun used to own a restaurant, while his wife stayed at home to care for their 2½-year-old daughter.As the city’s economy suffered a…

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