A resident at a Chinese eatery in North Point. Hong Kong has imposed a 6pm curfew on dine-in service at restaurants starting from Friday. Photo: Nora Tam
A resident at a Chinese eatery in North Point. Hong Kong has imposed a 6pm curfew on dine-in service at restaurants starting from Friday. Photo: Nora Tam

Omicron coronavirus: Hong Kong’s new social-distancing restrictions leave businesses, residents counting the financial and emotional costs

  • Businesses warn losses over next fortnight could exceed HK$11 billion, ramp up appeals for financial compensation or fresh subsidies
  • Industry player predicts restaurant closures, spiralling unemployment flowing from two weeks of restrictions, accuses government of mishandling health crisis

Topic |   Hong Kong social distancing
A resident at a Chinese eatery in North Point. Hong Kong has imposed a 6pm curfew on dine-in service at restaurants starting from Friday. Photo: Nora Tam
A resident at a Chinese eatery in North Point. Hong Kong has imposed a 6pm curfew on dine-in service at restaurants starting from Friday. Photo: Nora Tam
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