While Covid-19 has meant lengthy closures of Hong Kong bars and pubs, some residents are drinking more than ever. Photo: Felix Wong While Covid-19 has meant lengthy closures of Hong Kong bars and pubs, some residents are drinking more than ever. Photo: Felix Wong
While Covid-19 has meant lengthy closures of Hong Kong bars and pubs, some residents are drinking more than ever. Photo: Felix Wong

Despite Hong Kong’s bar closures, some drinking more than ever amid coronavirus pandemic, concern group warns

  • While overall numbers have dipped, loneliness and boredom have played a role in boosting consumption for a minority of Hongkongers, study shows
  • Social media, meanwhile, has perpetuated false claims that alcohol can kill the virus or boost immunity, a message often reaching the city’s youth

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
While Covid-19 has meant lengthy closures of Hong Kong bars and pubs, some residents are drinking more than ever. Photo: Felix Wong While Covid-19 has meant lengthy closures of Hong Kong bars and pubs, some residents are drinking more than ever. Photo: Felix Wong
While Covid-19 has meant lengthy closures of Hong Kong bars and pubs, some residents are drinking more than ever. Photo: Felix Wong
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