Hong Kong’s popular nightlife district, Lan Kwai Fong is mostly empty amid the Coronavirus outbreak
Uptin Saiidi | CNBC
HONG KONG — On a weekday morning in the ground floor mall of Hong Kong’s International Finance Center, office workers dressed in business attire are sparse but not uncommon, as shops ranging from Hugo Boss to Gucci prepare to open their doors.
While it may look relatively desolate for a place like Hong Kong, where thousands of morning commuters are usually seen rushing during peak hours, the subdued activity in the Asian financial hub is already considered a rare sight. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, cosmopolitan cities like New York and London have been virtually locked down and streets are empty, but Hong Kong has managed to avoid a complete lockdown even though there’s been a steady rise in cases over several months.
Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus case on Jan. 23. Despite the city’s high density and a population of more than seven million, it…