Homemade bomb explodes at Hong Kong hospital

PHILIP FONG / AFP

One section of a hospital in Hong Kong was temporarily evacuated following an explosion on Monday.

According to reports, a handful of anti-government protesters targetted the facility that the hospital had set up as a quarantine for coronavirus patients. 

No one was injured in the incident.

In a statement, the police said the device exploded in a toilet cubicle at the Caritas Medical Centre at about 2:30 am (local time).

The motive behind the explosion is still unclear. 

It comes after thousands urged Hong Kong to shut the border with the mainland to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.

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