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Hongkongers left stranded after border between Hong Kong and mainland China practically shut down

Chu Lui and Wong Kit-leung were suddenly left homeless for the first time in their lives after the Hong Kong government imposed 14-day quarantines on all travellers from the mainland. The measures to fight Covid-19 were imposed February 8, 2020, and include Hongkongers like Chu and Wong, who lost their jobs as the pandemic took a toll on the economy. They were unable to keep paying rents in Shenzhen, the mainland Chinese city bordering Hong Kong, where they had enjoyed lower living expenses…