Shuttered shops in Mong Kok on August 22, during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong, which has seen massive cuts in jobs and work hours since the coronavirus arrived in January. Tourism, catering and retail have been particularly hard hit. Photo: EPA-EFE
Shuttered shops in Mong Kok on August 22, during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong, which has seen massive cuts in jobs and work hours since the coronavirus arrived in January. Tourism, catering and retail have been particularly hard hit. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | As Hong Kong waits for coronavirus vaccine, direct support for the jobless would ease many burdens

  • The large number of unemployed and underemployed Hongkongers from low-income households need direct aid
  • It should not be too onerous for the government to budget for an unemployment assistance scheme in the short to medium term

Topic |   Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Shuttered shops in Mong Kok on August 22, during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong, which has seen massive cuts in jobs and work hours since the coronavirus arrived in January. Tourism, catering and retail have been particularly hard hit. Photo: EPA-EFE
Shuttered shops in Mong Kok on August 22, during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong, which has seen massive cuts in jobs and work hours since the coronavirus arrived in January. Tourism, catering and retail have been particularly hard hit. Photo: EPA-EFE
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