Coronavirus: Extension of HK$10,000 cash handout targets Hong Kong’s low-income, non-permanent residents

A HK$10,000 (US$1,300) handout for Hongkongers who recently moved to the city will benefit about 200,000 low-income residents, though not foreign domestic workers or those admitted through special talent schemes, according to the latest government proposal.Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po last month announced the HK$10,000 handout for permanent residents, a move designed to ease economic hardship during the Covid-19 epidemic. The scheme was later extended to cover new arrivals after backlash…

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