An empty street in the prime Hong Kong nightlife destination of Lan Kwai Fong in Central district. Hong Kong bar owners are enduring a two-week closure, but still need to pay rent and staff. Photo: Dickson Lee
An empty street in the prime Hong Kong nightlife destination of Lan Kwai Fong in Central district. Hong Kong bar owners are enduring a two-week closure, but still need to pay rent and staff. Photo: Dickson Lee

‘Kill the virus, not the business’ – Hong Kong bar owners angry at lack of government help despite two-week shutdown

  • Most Hong Kong bar and nightclub owners support the two-week closure, but still need to pay the rent and staff
  • The government has not replied to owners’ requests for financial aid

An empty street in the prime Hong Kong nightlife destination of Lan Kwai Fong in Central district. Hong Kong bar owners are enduring a two-week closure, but still need to pay rent and staff. Photo: Dickson Lee
An empty street in the prime Hong Kong nightlife destination of Lan Kwai Fong in Central district. Hong Kong bar owners are enduring a two-week closure, but still need to pay rent and staff. Photo: Dickson Lee
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