Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a press conference on February 11. The government has pledged a raft of handouts to businesses and vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak and offered direct subsidies to support mask production. Photo: APHong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a press conference on February 11. The government has pledged a raft of handouts to businesses and vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak and offered direct subsidies to support mask production. Photo: AP
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a press conference on February 11. The government has pledged a raft of handouts to businesses and vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak and offered direct subsidies to support mask production. Photo: AP

Letters | Coronavirus crisis: Carrie Lam’s cash handouts to Hongkongers come too late, as usual

  • The spending of HK$25 billion will have to be approved by Legco, so expect the government’s proposal to stall – if not by politics, then by paperwork
  • Hongkongers should not look to the government for solutions but learn to rely on themselves

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a press conference on February 11. The government has pledged a raft of handouts to businesses and vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak and offered direct subsidies to support mask production. Photo: APHong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a press conference on February 11. The government has pledged a raft of handouts to businesses and vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak and offered direct subsidies to support mask production. Photo: AP
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a press conference on February 11. The government has pledged a raft of handouts to businesses and vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak and offered direct subsidies to support mask production. Photo: AP
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