Shops in Hong Kong, already weakened from the impact of the anti-government protests, are struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Nora Tam

Coronavirus: Hong Kong retail sales in record 44 per cent decline as health crisis batters struggling sector

  • Official year-on-year figures for February reflect Covid-19 toll on retailers after city marked its first coronavirus cases in late January
  • HK$25 billion wiped off monthly consumer spending in Hong Kong in about a year amid warning economy could shrink 10 per cent in second quarter
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Shops in Hong Kong, already weakened from the impact of the anti-government protests, are struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Nora Tam
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