Commuters in face masks going to work at Hong Kong station in Central on April 21. Young people with jobs and those who are unemployed have both suffered economically during the Covid-19 pandemic and have mixed opinions about government programmes intended to help them. Photo: Winson Wong Commuters in face masks going to work at Hong Kong station in Central on April 21. Young people with jobs and those who are unemployed have both suffered economically during the Covid-19 pandemic and have mixed opinions about government programmes intended to help them. Photo: Winson Wong
Commuters in face masks going to work at Hong Kong station in Central on April 21. Young people with jobs and those who are unemployed have both suffered economically during the Covid-19 pandemic and have mixed opinions about government programmes intended to help them. Photo: Winson Wong
Justin Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Justin Chan

Hong Kong youth being left behind by government’s coronavirus response

  • Young people with and without jobs are struggling during the pandemic and finding few government programmes capable of meeting their needs
  • Two-year, interest-free deferral of student loan repayment receives majority support by allowing borrowers to generate savings in turbulent times

Commuters in face masks going to work at Hong Kong station in Central on April 21. Young people with jobs and those who are unemployed have both suffered economically during the Covid-19 pandemic and have mixed opinions about government programmes intended to help them. Photo: Winson Wong Commuters in face masks going to work at Hong Kong station in Central on April 21. Young people with jobs and those who are unemployed have both suffered economically during the Covid-19 pandemic and have mixed opinions about government programmes intended to help them. Photo: Winson Wong
Commuters in face masks going to work at Hong Kong station in Central on April 21. Young people with jobs and those who are unemployed have both suffered economically during the Covid-19 pandemic and have mixed opinions about government programmes intended to help them. Photo: Winson Wong
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