Hong Kong has started a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any person entering the territory from mainland China in an effort to contain the virus.
Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has ordered visitors to isolate themselves on government run centres or hotels, residents are to stay at home.
Due to the two week mandatory quarantine order people entering the territory from mainland China saw a sharp decline.
Lam said the quarantine measure had “drastically reduced” traffic from the border. By 4pm (local time) on Saturday nearly 9,000 people entered Hong Kong.
Anyone who is caught not obeying the mandatory order will face a fine and a prison sentence.
There are currently 26 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, although it is expected to rise to 27 as a man tested positive in a preliminary test.