Rumour has it that once China locks down some of its borders, the supply of food supplies in Hong Kong would be affected. It is unsure if such rumours have affected price of vegetables, e.g. lettuce was sold for $30/catty.
With reference to the price of vegetables during the New Year in previous years, the price should generally be 10% higher than usual, but the price hike this year has nearly doubled.
As for the supermarkets, there was no sight of people lining up or scrambling for food items. Some food shelves were running low on stock. However, disinfection items were completely sold out.
Source: United Social Press