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Hong Kong to Reopen Venues, Relax Distancing Rules as Cases Drop

Hong Kong's Food & Beverage Industry As City Returns to Tightest Virus Restrictions
Photographer: Roy Liu/Bloomberg

Hong Kong will allow restaurant dining-in services until 10 p.m. and relax other social-distancing rules after the Chinese New Year, as the city tries to move past a winter wave that’s throttled the economy.

The city will permit four people per dining table, doubling from the current limit of two, starting from Feb. 18, if the virus remains contained over the Lunar New Year, officials said at a briefing on Wednesday. Venues ranging from indoor and outdoor sports centers, beauty parlors, theme parks and cinemas will also be allowed to reopen.