Hong Kong Banks Shutter Some Branches over Tick in COVID-19 Cases
Posted on 07/20/2020
Bank of China, HSBC Holdings Plc, Standard Chartered, and a number of other banks in Hong Kong closed branches and limited working hours after a spike in new cases of the coronavirus. There are roughly 2,000 counted coronavirus cases in Hong Kong and 12 deaths associated. Hong Kong closed down bank branches in late January 2020 during the initial coronavirus wave. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam demands that non-essential civil servants are to work from home. Face masks will be mandatory in indoor public areas.
Bank of East Asia plans to shorten its business hours.