Representatives of fruits and vegetables, rice, pork, eggs, seafood, and poultry merchants on Thursday urge the Hong Kong government to exempt cross-border truck drivers from the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirements to ensure the city’s food supply is not broken. Photo: May Tse
Representatives of fruits and vegetables, rice, pork, eggs, seafood, and poultry merchants on Thursday urge the Hong Kong government to exempt cross-border truck drivers from the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirements to ensure the city’s food supply is not broken. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong food traders assure people of stable supply as desperate residents clear shelves amid coronavirus outbreak

  • Thomas Ng, chairman of the Hong Kong Food Council, says there is ‘absolutely no reason to panic buy’ as the city never faced a food shortage
  • Peter Shiu, lawmaker representing wholesale and retail sectors, urges retailers to keep their prices reasonable as wholesale prices have not increased

Representatives of fruits and vegetables, rice, pork, eggs, seafood, and poultry merchants on Thursday urge the Hong Kong government to exempt cross-border truck drivers from the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirements to ensure the city’s food supply is not broken. Photo: May Tse
Representatives of fruits and vegetables, rice, pork, eggs, seafood, and poultry merchants on Thursday urge the Hong Kong government to exempt cross-border truck drivers from the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirements to ensure the city’s food supply is not broken. Photo: May Tse
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