Public, businesses demand to end "Zero-Covid" policy
Demands are rising among the public and business community in Hong Kong for an end to the "Zero-Covid" policy that has devastated the economy and cut off the city from the mainland and the rest of the world for two years.
A study conducted in January by the Democratic Party found that 65 per cent of the 603 respondents said that the city should prepare a strategy to live with the virus, compared to 42 per cent in November.
Danny Lau, honorary chairman of the Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association, said that he believed most government officials knew it was impossible to maintain Covid Zero. "But they cannot help because they have to follow China's policy. Hong Kong is becoming more and more like a ghost city." ...