When Apple closed its retail stores around the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic, a handful of outlets were exempt, including its six locations in Hong Kong.
In fact, much of Hong Kong has felt relatively normal this year compared with its peers, which enacted strict lockdown measures.
Hong Kong managed to avoid a lockdown while containing — and to a large extent — eliminating Covid-19.
“We had never experienced something like that at that time,” Leah Choi told CNBC recalling her experience of growing up in Hong Kong.
“But because of our experience during SARS, the Hong Kong people are much more alert.”