Coronavirus: Hong Kong consumers in panic-buying frenzy on fears of large-scale lockdown for universal testing

Feb 28, 2022 | INVESTING

Long lines of customers formed at supermarkets across Hong Kong on Monday to strip shelves of daily necessities and groceries, while thousands flocked to online shopping portals, panicked by the possibility of a large-scale lockdown to enable universal testing for Covid-19.The shock waves spread after Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee told a radio programme on Monday morning the government would not rule out the possibility of such a lockdown, citing the need to “reduce the…

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