Carrie Lam, centre, has announced the setting aside of more cash to help the city cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Felix Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong pledges HK$25 billion in cash handouts for groups battered by crisis and direct subsidies for firms to make masks to relieve dire shortage

  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says bigger war chest will target specific businesses and workers, and low-income families hit hard by crisis
  • As pressure mounts to bring home Hongkongers stranded in epidemic-hit Hubei, officials indicate for first time they are preparing to do so in batches
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Carrie Lam, centre, has announced the setting aside of more cash to help the city cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Felix Wong
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Cannix Yau

Cannix Yau

Cannix joined the Post in 2014 after many years in journalism and some years working for legislators. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won SOPA's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.