The daily tally of new coronavirus infections will continue to rise in the coming days, warns Hong Kong’s health secretary. Photo: Jonathan Wong
The daily tally of new coronavirus infections will continue to rise in the coming days, warns Hong Kong’s health secretary. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong health minister promises HK$5,000 handouts for low-income residents who test positive

  • Sophia Chan says subsidy is aimed at reassuring people concerned about loss of earnings while in quarantine
  • Announcement comes as city reports 68 new cases while cluster at dance clubs expands to 80 infections

The daily tally of new coronavirus infections will continue to rise in the coming days, warns Hong Kong’s health secretary. Photo: Jonathan Wong
The daily tally of new coronavirus infections will continue to rise in the coming days, warns Hong Kong’s health secretary. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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