Other restrictions also applied from Wednesday to many businesses in a city already mired in recession.
Public gatherings of more than four people are now banned, while several businesses — including gyms, salons, bars, nightclubs and karaoke lounges — were ordered to close.
Restaurants can seat customers for breakfast and lunch — with a maximum of four people per table — but can only serve takeaway food from 6:00 pm to 5:00 am.
“We don’t know how the customers will react to the latest restriction yet as many of them might not even want to come out to get take-outs,” Ah Long, manager of a restaurant in North Point, told AFP.
The current restrictions will be reviewed every seven days.