World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (L) speaks at a daily briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 27, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

On February 27th, as new cases of the new coronavirus outside China outnumbered those inside the country, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the world is at a "decisive point" in tackling the outbreak. "We are at a decisive point," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the daily briefing. "For the past two days, the number of new cases reported in the rest of the world has exceeded the number of new cases in China." "And in the past 24 hours, seven countries have reported cases for the first time: Brazil, Georgia, Greece, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan and Romania," he added. On the positive side, he said, there's the signal that "when you do containment measure like China is doing, you can actually see a decline in the cases and ultimately it can be contained." "On the other side, the increase of cases in the rest of the world, especially in Iran, Italy and South Korea, is bad news," he said. " shows that we are actually in a very delicate situation where the outbreak can go in any direction, based on how we handle it,"  he warned. "Aggressive, early measures can prevent transmission before the virus gets a foothold." he said.

HKIA Ferries to Mainland China Cancelled
Today, the ferry operators of routes from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) cancelled ALL its remaining voyages to all ports in Mainland China. 

Click here for suggestions for alternate routes to take and frequently asked questions  (but note that any ferry options from HKIA to Mainland China discussed in previous articles are no longer viable).

The ferry to HKIA from Shekou is still running with the schedule below, as are those going to both ports in Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai and Zhongshan, according to what ferry operators told us this afternoon. Let's hope there are no more cancellations.

Shekou-Hong Kong Airport Route
Effective February 28, 2020
Online ticket sales is available via the China Merchants WeChat ticketing system

Shekou → Hong Kong Airport Departure Times:
7:15, 8:45, 10:00, 11:15, 12:15, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30

Things are changing constantly so check back to ShekouDaily for up-to-date ferry information before your departure.

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