From left: Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration; Carrie Lam, Chief Executive; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary; and Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for the Civil Service, meet the press at the Central Government Offices in Tamar to discuss relief measures under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Photo: Nora Tam From left: Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration; Carrie Lam, Chief Executive; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary; and Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for the Civil Service, meet the press at the Central Government Offices in Tamar to discuss relief measures under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Photo: Nora Tam
From left: Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration; Carrie Lam, Chief Executive; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary; and Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for the Civil Service, meet the press at the Central Government Offices in Tamar to discuss relief measures under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Photo: Nora Tam
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Eye has to be kept on Hong Kong’s purse strings

  • With coronavirus relief measures costing more than HK$300 billion, the government must ensure there are adequate reserves for the months of challenges that may lie ahead

From left: Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration; Carrie Lam, Chief Executive; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary; and Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for the Civil Service, meet the press at the Central Government Offices in Tamar to discuss relief measures under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Photo: Nora Tam From left: Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration; Carrie Lam, Chief Executive; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary; and Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for the Civil Service, meet the press at the Central Government Offices in Tamar to discuss relief measures under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Photo: Nora Tam
From left: Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration; Carrie Lam, Chief Executive; Paul Chan, Financial Secretary; and Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for the Civil Service, meet the press at the Central Government Offices in Tamar to discuss relief measures under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund. Photo: Nora Tam
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