Coronavirus: ban public gatherings in Hong Kong rather than sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants, says senior government adviser

Public gatherings of more than four people should be banned for 14 days instead of stopping alcohol sales in bars and restaurants to contain the coronavirus pandemic, a senior Hong Kong government adviser believes.On Wednesday, Ronny Tong Ka-wah, a barrister who sits on the Executive Council, joined the chorus of voices questioning the effectiveness of stopping liquor sales to stop gatherings, as was suggested by Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Monday.The catering industry, which…

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