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Coronavirus: demand for cheap smartphones spikes as mandatory use of ‘Leave Home Safe’ app at all Hong Kong restaurants, bars kicks in

The mandatory use of Hong Kong’s Covid-19 risk-exposure app at local restaurants from Thursday has sparked a rise in demand for lower-cost smartphones, with some models running out of stock at one stage.Customers are now required to use the app at all of Hong Kong’s 16,000 bars and restaurants, as part of the government’s efforts to combat the pandemic.Various models from Redmi, a subsidiary of smartphone giant Xiaomi selling entry-level and mid-range products, were out of stock at one stage…

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