In the initial reopening stage, non-essential retail stores, pubs and gyms will be allowed to reopen to fully vaccinated patrons, with capacity limits.
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While consumers are bearing the brunt, supply chains are being disrupted as factories shut down in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.
When China passed its new Hong Kong security law on June 30, officials said it would only affect "extremely few criminals.” Less than two weeks later, it’s clear Beijing is trying to wipe away signs of the city’s protest movement from the streets. The law ...
Some events surrounding it will be held virtually, though, as the country recovers from the outbreak.