Patrons enjoy a drink at a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 5. Hong Kong bars had been closed for three of the last six months to comply with the government’s pandemic containment measures, before they reopened on September 18. Photo: Edmond So Patrons enjoy a drink at a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 5. Hong Kong bars had been closed for three of the last six months to comply with the government’s pandemic containment measures, before they reopened on September 18. Photo: Edmond So
Patrons enjoy a drink at a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 5. Hong Kong bars had been closed for three of the last six months to comply with the government’s pandemic containment measures, before they reopened on September 18. Photo: Edmond So

Letters | Why Covid-19 cash has Hong Kong bar owners caught between a rock and a hard place

  • The promise of government assistance motivated owners to retain staff even after they were forced to shut for months due to the pandemic. However, red tape has made receiving the money a nightmare

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
Patrons enjoy a drink at a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 5. Hong Kong bars had been closed for three of the last six months to comply with the government’s pandemic containment measures, before they reopened on September 18. Photo: Edmond So Patrons enjoy a drink at a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 5. Hong Kong bars had been closed for three of the last six months to comply with the government’s pandemic containment measures, before they reopened on September 18. Photo: Edmond So
Patrons enjoy a drink at a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui on October 5. Hong Kong bars had been closed for three of the last six months to comply with the government’s pandemic containment measures, before they reopened on September 18. Photo: Edmond So
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