Society’s poorest and most vulnerable have been hard hit by the pandemic, experts say. Illustration: Henry Wong Society’s poorest and most vulnerable have been hard hit by the pandemic, experts say. Illustration: Henry Wong
Society’s poorest and most vulnerable have been hard hit by the pandemic, experts say. Illustration: Henry Wong

Covid-19 further entrenched income, health, racial and educational inequalities across Hong Kong, experts say

  • Society’s most vulnerable have suffered disproportionately during the pandemic, with many low-paying jobs gone, parents and their children confined to tiny homes, and domestic helpers and the poor elderly at heightened risk of exposure
  • The government’s response – funnelling money to businesses instead of directly to workers – has only worsened the plight of the lower class, experts say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Society’s poorest and most vulnerable have been hard hit by the pandemic, experts say. Illustration: Henry Wong Society’s poorest and most vulnerable have been hard hit by the pandemic, experts say. Illustration: Henry Wong
Society’s poorest and most vulnerable have been hard hit by the pandemic, experts say. Illustration: Henry Wong
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