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