Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, stands in front of a signboard promoting the nightlife district in Hong Kong’s Central district. Crowds were still thronging its bars, clubs, and restaurants last week, and others elsewhere, despite official calls to practise social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, stands in front of a signboard promoting the nightlife district in Hong Kong’s Central district. Crowds were still thronging its bars, clubs, and restaurants last week, and others elsewhere, despite official calls to practise social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee
Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, stands in front of a signboard promoting the nightlife district in Hong Kong’s Central district. Crowds were still thronging its bars, clubs, and restaurants last week, and others elsewhere, despite official calls to practise social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee
Adam Wright
Opinion

Opinion

Adam Wright

If Hong Kong party animals won’t protect themselves, and us, against coronavirus’ spread, the bars, clubs and restaurants they drink at must be shut

  • Hong Kong’s night owls are living in an alternate reality, thronging entertainment districts and risking their health and that of staff who serve them drinks
  • To protect them from themselves and to safeguard community, it’s time Hong Kong ordered bars, clubs and restaurants to close and, as in UK, paid wages of staff

Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, stands in front of a signboard promoting the nightlife district in Hong Kong’s Central district. Crowds were still thronging its bars, clubs, and restaurants last week, and others elsewhere, despite official calls to practise social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, stands in front of a signboard promoting the nightlife district in Hong Kong’s Central district. Crowds were still thronging its bars, clubs, and restaurants last week, and others elsewhere, despite official calls to practise social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee
Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, stands in front of a signboard promoting the nightlife district in Hong Kong’s Central district. Crowds were still thronging its bars, clubs, and restaurants last week, and others elsewhere, despite official calls to practise social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Dickson Lee
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