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Hong Kong to ban liquor sales at bars and restrict visitor arrivals

As coronavirus cases spike, government will prohibit most foreign tourists

Multiple coronavirus cases in Hong Kong over the past week involved people who had been to Lan Kwai Fong, a popular nightlife district.   © AFP/Jiji

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong will ban restaurants and bars from selling alcohol, and most foreign visitors -- including transit passengers -- will be barred entry as part of the government's latest measures to contain the second coronavirus wave following a recent surge in imported infections.

The sale of alcohol will be prohibited at the city's roughly 8,600 licensed liquor premises after multiple coronavirus cases in the past week involved visitors to Lan Kwai Fong, a popular nightlife hub in Hong Kong.

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