Hong Kong refugees face ‘dire’ food crisis in Covid outbreak


Mixed messages from the authorities about a planned lockdown and mass testing of all Hong Kong residents have led to a frenzied stripping of supermarket shelves, sending food prices soaring. – EPA pic, March 11, 2022.

NEARLY three-quarters of Hong Kong’s refugees are struggling to put food on the table, according to a survey released today, as fears over the city’s plans to control its worst-ever Covid-19 outbreak spark bouts of panic-buying.

Mixed messages from authorities about a planned lockdown and mass testing of all 7.4 million city residents have led to a frenzied stripping of supermarket shelves, sending food prices soaring.


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