Bars and pubs are among the 15 types of premises ordered to close for two weeks under Hong Kong’s strict social-distancing rules. The curbs have now been extended until February 3. Photo: Nora Tam
Bars and pubs are among the 15 types of premises ordered to close for two weeks under Hong Kong’s strict social-distancing rules. The curbs have now been extended until February 3. Photo: Nora Tam

Coronavirus: struggling Hong Kong firms left ‘speechless’ by ‘peanuts’ HK$3.5 billion aid package

  • Industry players say subsidies insufficient to cover losses and operational costs, hope for curbs to be lifted as soon as possible
  • Extended social-distancing rules mean business will miss out on entire month’s worth of revenue amid peak Lunar New Year period

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Bars and pubs are among the 15 types of premises ordered to close for two weeks under Hong Kong’s strict social-distancing rules. The curbs have now been extended until February 3. Photo: Nora Tam
Bars and pubs are among the 15 types of premises ordered to close for two weeks under Hong Kong’s strict social-distancing rules. The curbs have now been extended until February 3. Photo: Nora Tam
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