Hong Kong cash handout: the new immigrants struggling to ride out the Covid-19 crisis without HK$10,000 government payment squib

Hong Kong’s non-permanent residents on low incomes are appealing to the government to bring forward the distribution of a HK$10,000 handout, with the Covid-19 pandemic leaving many of them jobless.New immigrants were left out of the payout scheme for permanent residents when it was announced in February, but officials later said they could apply for the same sum in September – weeks after millions of those holding the full residency status actually received the cash.In a blog post on Sunday,…
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