Carrie Lam bans non-residents from entering HK, liquor licence of 8,600 bars, clubs and restaurants to be suspended

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23rd March 2020 – (Hong Kong) The total number of coronavirus cases surged over 300 cases in the past few days. Almost 12 patients visited LKF and one musician who plays at several bars in LKF was also infected. There were 10 patients who attended a wedding reception at Auberge Discovery Bay Hotel. Many experts including us have continuously called upon the government to ban restaurants, bars, cinemas and gyms.

Carrie Lam announced this afternoon that from 12am on 25th March, all non-Hong Kong residents who arrived from overseas via the airport are not allowed to enter the city. All transits will be suspended with immediate effect. All arrivals including Hong Kong residents from Macau and Taiwan will need to undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. All arrivals from U.S, UK and Europe will be tested for COVID-19.

Also, Carrie Lam plans to suspend all 8,600 bars, restaurants and clubs with liquor licence due to the surge in cases in LKF. All eateries have been advised to shorten opening hours and to reduce seatings for customers. All private clubs with changing room facilities should be closed to reduce social contact.

Finally, our call to the government has been answered to stop the epidemic from spreading further in the community.

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