Plans to stop bars, restaurants and nightclubs from serving alcohol have attracted criticism from the government’s own advisers. Photo: Sam Tsang
Plans to stop bars, restaurants and nightclubs from serving alcohol have attracted criticism from the government’s own advisers. Photo: Sam Tsang

Coronavirus: was Carrie Lam’s plan to enforce alcohol ban just a threat to force bars to act?

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam rattled the city’s bar and restaurant owners when she warned a new law might force them to stop serving drinks
  • But even her own advisers question whether the move makes sense, and legal experts point out she is already empowered to take the step

Plans to stop bars, restaurants and nightclubs from serving alcohol have attracted criticism from the government’s own advisers. Photo: Sam Tsang
Plans to stop bars, restaurants and nightclubs from serving alcohol have attracted criticism from the government’s own advisers. Photo: Sam Tsang
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