Hong Kong will ban all tourist arrivals, may suspend selling alcohol

A child cries as he waits in line to board a plane for Beijing at the airport in Hong Kong. (AP)

Hong Kong said on Monday it was banning all tourist arrivals to the global financial center amid a spike in imported cases of the coronavirus, as it joins cities worldwide in the battle to contain the spread of the disease.

The government also said it was studying whether to suspend the sale of alcohol in licensed bars and restaurants in the city, which has 318 confirmed cases of coronavirus and four deaths.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57