— by Christy Kan: Hong Kong’s protracted COVID-19 outbreak, and the tough public health restrictions enforced to curb the virus, has left swaths of the population struggling to make ends meet.

The damage to some sectors are as grave as they are glaring. Once busy districts are lined with empty restaurant lots, vacated by cafes and bars that have been forced out of business. The Peak tram runs with no tourists aboard and along Tsim Sha Tsui’s picturesque harborfront, there isn’t even a selfie stick in sight…

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