Numerous restaurants in Hong Kong’s popular Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district have temporarily shuttered in the face of a sharp business downturn driven by the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Robert Ng
Numerous restaurants in Hong Kong’s popular Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district have temporarily shuttered in the face of a sharp business downturn driven by the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Robert Ng

Coronavirus: with alcohol ban looming, Hong Kong bars, restaurants announce own anti-epidemic measures

  • ‘We’re taking the initiative and hope there is no need for legislation,’ catering sector lawmaker says at Wednesday press briefing
  • Voluntary moves include operating at half capacity and spacing out tables, while stakeholder group petitions for benefits for furloughed workers

Numerous restaurants in Hong Kong’s popular Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district have temporarily shuttered in the face of a sharp business downturn driven by the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Robert Ng
Numerous restaurants in Hong Kong’s popular Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district have temporarily shuttered in the face of a sharp business downturn driven by the coronavirus epidemic. Photo: Robert Ng
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