Hong Kong issues third-highest storm warning as Nalgae nears

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Shipping services at the Victoria Harbour are suspended in Hong Kong, south China, Nov. 2, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Hong Kong Observatory on Wednesday afternoon issued the No. 8 warning signal as Tropical Cyclone Nalgae is expected to move closest to Hong Kong Wednesday evening, skirting within 150 km to the south of the region.

Due to the storm, many public services and activities in Hong Kong have been suspended, with all schools in Hong Kong closed. The Social Welfare Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced that all its affiliated welfare service units, child care centers, and elderly service centers have suspended their operation.

All hearings of the courts and tribunals on Wednesday will be adjourned. All community vaccination centers, community vaccination stations, and the home vaccination service under the COVID-19 Vaccination Program have suspended their services.

Trading in the securities market, including Stock Connect trading, and derivatives markets was suspended at 13:55 p.m., and there will be no after-hours trading session on Wednesday, according to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

The Home Affairs Department of the HKSAR government will open temporary shelters for people in need.

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