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Bars close down for two-week ban  Listenfacebook
Bars and pubs across Hong Kong pulled down their shutters at 6pm on Friday, as a new, two-week ban took effect. The mandatory closure is part of government efforts to encourage social distancing and prevent the Covid-19 outbreak from worsening amid a recent surge in cases. RTHK's Richard Pyne was in the bar district of Wan Chai, and told Annemarie Evans that some managers were worried that some businesses will never reopen after closing their doors to observe the new ban:
‘Shipping disruptions wreaking havoc with exports’  Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Shippers Council says while the mass disruptions to the industry brought on by the coronavirus pandemic hasn't significantly affected the shipment of goods into Hong Kong, exporters are really feeling the pinch, with overseas buyers delaying or even cancelling orders en masse. The group's executive director, Sunny Ho, says the business may never be the same, and there could be a major restructuring of the entire global supply chain. He told Jim Gould how the pandemic – and the restrictions introduced by various governments because of it – have been affecting the industry:
US Democrats delay naming of presidential nominee  Listenfacebook
US Democrats have been forced to delay naming their nominee to face Donald Trump in the November presidential election amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Citing an "unprecedented health crisis", officials said the Democratic National Convention, where the party nominee is officially elected, will be moved back a month to August. Former Vice-President Joe Biden is currently the frontrunner. He holds a strong lead over his only remaining rival, Bernie Sanders. Annemarie Evans asked Glenn Shive, the Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center, who the delay benefits: