An elderly Hong Kong resident uses the government’s “Leave Home Safe” app in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Felix Wong
An elderly Hong Kong resident uses the government’s “Leave Home Safe” app in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Felix Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong Jockey Club, telecoms firms team to give 20,000 elderly residents smartphones for using ‘Leave Home Safe’ app

  • The phones, which will be distributed via 12 local NGOs after a needs-based assessment, will come pre-equipped with a year-long data plan
  • While exemptions to use of the government’s risk-exposure app exist, any resident hoping to travel to mainland China will be required to have a smartphone

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An elderly Hong Kong resident uses the government’s “Leave Home Safe” app in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Felix Wong
An elderly Hong Kong resident uses the government’s “Leave Home Safe” app in Sham Shui Po. Photo: Felix Wong
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