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
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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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Zoe Low

Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.