William Tang, 61, works in Hong Kong’s finance industry and lives in Shenzhen.
Tang said he had been talking to his bosses about possible working arrangements or taking a long holiday.
“If we can’t agree on something, maybe that’s it,” he said, referring to the worst case scenario of losing his job.
Secondary school student Sam Yau arrived on a coach from Shenzhen with his elder brother, mother and two suitcases.
“My brother and I go to school in Hong Kong so we will have to live in a hotel until we find an apartment available for rent,” Yau said.
Their mother planned to return to Shenzhen while their father, who works in Hong Kong, would stay with them.
“I am going to miss my mother,” Yau said.