Demonstrations in malls have seen retailers close early, something Financial Secretary Paul Chan said is tantamount to ‘taking away their only room to survive’. Photographer: Bloomberg

Hong Kong finance chief sees hope for third quarter, but warns return of protests could derail retailers’ prospects

  • Demonstrations could rob city’s shops and restaurants of ‘window of relief’ provided by loosening of Covid-19 social-distancing measures, he writes
  • But ‘effective containment of the pandemic’ means ‘commercial activities can be resumed gradually’
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Demonstrations in malls have seen retailers close early, something Financial Secretary Paul Chan said is tantamount to ‘taking away their only room to survive’. Photographer: Bloomberg
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