Coronavirus (COVID-19): new government restrictions in Hong Kong

Charles Chan
Senior Retail Analyst

Date : 24 March 2020

From midnight tonight, Hong Kong will ban non-residents and transit arrivals from entering the city for 14 days in an effort to prevent a second wave of imported coronavirus cases.

More stringent restrictions

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, said, “From midnight of Mar 25, all non-Hong Kong residents flying in from overseas will not be allowed into the city." All arrivals will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine.

The government is also considering new laws to prohibit the sale of alcohol at all licensed eateries, restaurants and pubs. This could affect more than 8,000 businesses, but supermarkets and alcohol retailers will not be included in the ban.

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