The city’s unadjusted poverty rate hit a 12-year high in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Sam Tsang
The city’s unadjusted poverty rate hit a 12-year high in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Sam Tsang

Coronavirus: Hong Kong poverty rate hits 12-year high, government figures show

  • The government maintains that after adjusting for interventions it undertook amid the pandemic, the poverty rate actually fell slightly
  • But advocates say that interpretation masks the severity of the impact of the coronavirus on the city’s underprivileged

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
The city’s unadjusted poverty rate hit a 12-year high in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Sam Tsang
The city’s unadjusted poverty rate hit a 12-year high in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Sam Tsang
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