Coronavirus: as social distancing, travel prohibitions change Ching Ming plans, Hong Kong’s paper offering sales go up in smoke

Hong Kong’s traditional paper offering shops have seen business plummet by as much as 50 per cent ahead of this year’s Ching Ming Festival amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, even as sales of faux health care products have seen an uptick at some stores.New social-distancing rules, along with an inability to easily visit ancestors buried in mainland China, have meant major adjustments in how families are handling the festival, where paper replicas that mimic real-life objects are traditionally…