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
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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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
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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