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    Ban on Alcohol Sales @ Licensed Premises - Proposed or Happening?

    I have not heard this call so far as far as bars/pub/restaurants/private clubs/club houses/gyms is concerned.

    Right now it is self-regulation - requesting them to close / minimize hours / reduce alcohol etc.

    From the SCMP

    Lam said the government would amend the law to forbid 8,600 restaurants, bars and clubs that hold a liquor licence to sell alcohol. But she did not give a targeted effective date.
    (4) Reducing social contacts and gatherings further

    To further reduce social contacts and gatherings, the Government will invoke the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap. 599) to introduce legislation to temporarily prohibit the sale and supply of alcoholic drinks by about 8 600 restaurants, bars and clubs with liquor licences in Hong Kong. Details of the relevant legislation will be announced later.

    The Government will also discuss with members of the restaurant industry on ways to further reduce gatherings (such as wedding banquets and other celebration activities) and how restaurants can reduce customers' risk of infection during meals. If the effect of voluntary actions taken by the industry is not good, the Government will consider introducing regulations through the above-mentioned legislation.

    In addition, the Government will request the clubs on private recreational leases to immediately close all of their recreational and sports facilities, changing rooms and play rooms for young children in the clubs. The Government also appeals to other private clubs and gymnasia to adopt the same measure to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus.
    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/...0032400050.htm
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    Bill to allow for banning will be alcohol sales will be drafted.

    https://twitter.com/galileocheng/sta...97138445266946


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    https://mobile.twitter.com/cwylilian...96992823226368

    No alcohol! Is this why we need guns?
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    Q - When is the earliest the legislation to stop sales of alcohol will be put in place.
    A - For licensed premises - legislative approach is required. Discussing... blah blah .. talk to the bars... consultation... guidelines... achieve better outcome.

    Prediction: EVERYONE goes out for happy hour this evening....


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Prediction: EVERYONE goes out for happy hour this evening....
    ....Bar 7-11 and Bar OK are going to get very busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Q - When is the earliest the legislation to stop sales of alcohol will be put in place.
    A - For licensed premises - legislative approach is required. Discussing... blah blah .. talk to the bars... consultation... guidelines... achieve better outcome.

    Prediction: EVERYONE goes out for happy hour this evening....
    Indeed. I might
    Why only alcohol? Not restaurants where people do exactly the same (sit together, take mask off, talk)
    Could do only take out allowed as in a lot of other countries...

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    So bars are to close, or only sale of alcohol will be prohibited, or is it both? SCMP seems all over the place on that one.


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    Was there any indication how long the "no booze at bars" policy if implemented would last?

    Also I missed the beginning, are they ordering all gyms to close also?


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    Ha ha I can see the shops being stripped of alcohol at this very moment!!!

    Panic buying here we come

    <off to check own supplies >

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith
    Why only alcohol? Not restaurants where people do exactly the same (sit together, take mask off, talk)
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    You missed the #intimatemoments bit ... she said that people have intimate moments after drinking in bars.

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