Hong Kong has been weathering months-long protests that have driven the economy into a recession, before the coronavirus crisis hit. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong unemployment rate expected to hit 2003 levels at up to 5 per cent under Sars, as Wuhan coronavirus deals new blow to protest-hit economy and tourism

  • Labour and welfare minister warns figure could be 4 to 5 per cent this year, up from existing 3.3 per cent
  • City grinding to a standstill with major tourist spots closed, school suspended and staff told to work from home
Topic |   Hong Kong economy
Hong Kong has been weathering months-long protests that have driven the economy into a recession, before the coronavirus crisis hit. Photo: AFP
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