Hong Kong: Authorities open community halls for workers' lunch breaks following dine-in ban

Authorities opened 19 community halls throughout Hong Kong for workers to eat their lunch, as seen on Thursday at Tin Shui Wai community hall. This came after the government was criticised for banning restaurants from allowing people to dine-in, as it forced some workers to eat outdoors. One visitor to the community hall Mr Chan explained, «Tin Shui Wai is comparatively a big district but there is only one community centre that can be used as a place to eat.» He added, «There's no point for people to take 20 minutes to come here by the light rail, no one is willing to waste the fare and time to eat here as the round-trip time can be 40 minutes.» «The government policy keeps changing every day, she announced people can dine-in again starting from tomorrow, she plays us like a fool, I what know how to say. It's useless, the government should close the borders.» From tomorrow Hong Kong authorities will ease restrictions on restaurants allowing people to dine-in with maximum two at a table for breakfast and lunch. After 6pm Restaurants can provide only takeout. The authorities implemented new restrictions following a recent spike in local cases in the city. They also restricted gatherings of more than two people and made face-masks compulsory in all public spaces.

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