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Coronavirus

Hong Kong's 'zero business' COVID rules sink small operators

City is battling record virus outbreak, hospitals overflowing with patients

A Hong Kong small business association has warned that hundreds of businesses could shutter in the coming months because of strict COVID-19 restrictions.    © AP

HONG KONG -- Jessica Kong has kept her Hong Kong bubble tea shop afloat through two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, but painful restrictions to battle the city's worst outbreak have finally dealt her business a fatal blow.

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