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Hong Kong Residents Scramble for Supplies Amid Lockdown Reports

  • Stock exchange said to continue operations during lockdown
  • Restaurant association calls for lockdown to stem losses
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Panic Buying in Hong Kong Over Covid Lockdown Worries (Video)
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Hong Kong residents emptied store shelves in a scramble to prepare for a reported lockdown of the city later this month, when officials will carry out a mandatory testing drive intended to contain a snowballing Covid outbreak. 

Restrictions on movement within the city will be enforced to ensure the testing effort is effective, Sing Tao Daily and other domestic media reported Tuesday. Testing of the financial hub’s 7.4 million people will start after March 17, Sing Tao said, citing people it didn’t identify.