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Hong Kong jobless subsidy receives nearly 180,000 applications within 3 days

Nearly 180,000 people have applied for a HK$10,000 unemployment subsidy within the first three days of applications opening, with the city leader saying the scheme would have no upper limit on the overall funds distributed.Speaking at her daily presser on Saturday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said that financial …

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Unemployed in line to get HK$10,000 handout; Hong Kong facing 1,536 Covid cases

Unemployed Hongkongers will be granted a one-off payment of HK$10,000 (US$1,282) as part of an expected HK$27 billion round of pandemic relief funding, with the city expecting to confirm 1,536 new coronavirus cases on Monday amid a worsening fifth wave of infections.According to a government paper submitted to the Legislative …

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Hong Kong considering short-term unemployment subsidy: financial chief

Hong Kong authorities have been reviewing a call by lawmakers and unionists for the government to issue a short-term subsidy for unemployed residents amid the current fifth wave of coronavirus infections, the city’s finance chief has said.The revelation by Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po on Saturday suggested the government could …

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