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New crown pneumonia | The bar industry is angry to "pay the bill" for the song and dance group

2020-12-05T15:42:50.400Z

The fourth wave of the new crown pneumonia epidemic broke out, and the government once again ordered bars to close. The bar industry criticizes the government for using the bar industry to "stab" unfairly every time the epidemic broke out, especially when the fourth wave of the epidemic broke out in singing and dancing groups, but it had to



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Written by: Ma Weijie

2020-12-04 19:35

Last update date: 2020-12-04 19:39

The fourth wave of the new crown pneumonia epidemic broke out, and the government once again ordered bars to close.

The bar industry criticizes the government for using the bar industry to "stab" the bar industry every time an outbreak occurs. In particular, the fourth wave of outbreaks occurred in singing and dancing groups, but the bar industry was asked to help them "pay the bill." In the past December Christmas was the peak season for the bar industry. The turnover can be as high as 3 billion yuan, but with the closure of the bars, the loss of each bar is very serious. In addition, in the off-season in January, it is difficult to repair the loss even if the bar can reopen at that time. It is expected that as many as half of the bars will close next year. , At least 20,000 employees lost their jobs.

The closure of the bar business also has a significant impact on the livelihoods of employees. In response to the closure of hotels, most employees spend their days with savings, and some employees need to borrow their father’s pension to tide over the difficulties. Some restaurant owners also said that the losses have been lost during the epidemic. Over one million Hong Kong dollars, and described as having been in the industry for 13 years, he has never tried "exaggerated and difficult."

Qian Junyong, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association and director of the Pacific Bar Group, and the bar industry held a press conference today (4th), saying that the hotel industry is in its most severe period and has not tried it in the past two decades.

(Photo by Gao Zhongming)

The fourth wave of the new crown pneumonia epidemic broke out in Hong Kong. The government announced that this Wednesday (2nd) will tighten the epidemic prevention measures again, including the closure of bars in Hong Kong again.

Qian Junyong, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association and director of the Pacific Bar Group, held a press conference with the bar industry today (4th), saying that the bar industry is in its most severe period and has not tried it in the past 20 years.

He said that the government's handling of the fourth wave of the epidemic was poor, but it was not fair to use the bar industry when the epidemic broke out, especially since the source of the outbreak was singing and dancing groups. The bar industry was able to maintain zero diagnosis at the time, showing that the source was not From the bar industry, on the other hand, the song and dance halls and restaurants at the source of the outbreak can still operate normally, but the bar industry has to "pay the bill" for them, which is unacceptable.

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In addition, Qian Junyong also pointed out that the number of confirmed diagnoses has not decreased after the closure of bars. It can be seen that requesting the closure of bars is not an effective measure. However, the bar industry is the first to be "stabbed" in the outbreak of the epidemic, and there is still no government measure to do so. In the short-term clearing, the bar industry saw no hope; he compared Macau with Hong Kong and pointed out that there was no second time since the first outbreak of the epidemic in Macau. On the other hand, after the third wave of the outbreak in Hong Kong, the government failed to learn from experience. In order to make the fourth wave of the epidemic broke out, I questioned whether the bar industry would be "stabbed" by the bar industry if the fifth or sixth wave of the epidemic broke out in the future.

Qian Junyong, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association and director of the Pacific Bar Group, held a press conference with the bar industry, saying that every time the government broke out, it was unfair to use the bar industry, especially when the fourth wave of the epidemic broke out in singing and dancing groups. The bar industry helps them "pay the bill."

(Photo by Gao Zhongming)

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Qian Junyong also pointed out that December Christmas used to be the peak season for the bar industry, and the entire industry’s turnover could be as high as HK$3 billion. However, with the closure of the bar, the loss of each bar was very serious. In addition, in the low season of January, even When the bar can be reopened, it is difficult to repair the loss.

If the government does not help the bar industry, 40% to 50% of the bars will face closure problems next year, and at least 20,000 employees will lose their jobs.

Bar employee A Bee has a child who has been living on his own savings since the business closed, but his savings have been spent seven or eighty-eight. When life is difficult, he needs to borrow a pension from his father to tide over the difficulties.

(Photo by Gao Zhongming)

Low academic qualifications, difficult to change jobs, some employees borrow their father’s pension to overcome difficulties

Bars were forced to close down, bar employees lost their income, and many of them needed to support their families and even mortgage their houses.

Bar employee A Bee has a child who has been living on his own savings since the business closed, but his savings have been spent seven or eighty-eight. When life is difficult, he needs to borrow a pension from his father to tide over the difficulties.

Azu, who is also a bar employee, said that he had thought about changing careers, but he had a low degree of education, and only graduated from Form 5, which was not enough for others to compete. In addition, a new immigrant Ayan said that it was hard to find a job, and he only graduated from elementary school. , It’s impossible for someone to ask for a change.

Azu, a bar employee, said that he had thought about changing careers, but his education was low enough to not compete with others.

(Photo by Gao Zhongming)

The epidemic has lost more than a million, hoping for government funding

As the owner of three bars, Joe pointed out that his business lost more than 1 million yuan during the epidemic, and the bar shops were not open for business but continued to pay rent. The bar industry has been cooperating with government policies, but the government has never provided any subsidies. I have seen it once "it’s so exaggerated and hard to tell"; Joanne, who is also the owner of the bar, said that it is only a small business and still has to deal with housing expenses such as raising children and mortgages. After the bar is closed, they can no longer continue to provide food to employees. Hope the government Can provide subsidies to help everyone tide over difficulties.

Qian Junyong suggested that the government should re-launch the optimizing food and beverage premises (social distancing) subsidy scheme and the employment protection scheme to provide subsidies to the bar industry to help the bar industry in the cold winter tide over the difficulties.

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