With Hong Kong’s economy reeling amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a newspaper mogul has called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to tap public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all. Photo: Nora TamWith Hong Kong’s economy reeling amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a newspaper mogul has called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to tap public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all. Photo: Nora Tam
With Hong Kong’s economy reeling amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a newspaper mogul has called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to tap public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all. Photo: Nora Tam

Coronavirus: newspaper mogul calls on Lam to dip into public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all Hong Kong workers

  • Charles Ho points to countries like Britain, where wages have been subsidised to keep workers at home but employed
  • The Sing Tao News Corp chairman, a frequent critic of Lam’s, says double whammy of protests and Covid-19 have been severe blow to livelihoods
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
With Hong Kong’s economy reeling amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a newspaper mogul has called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to tap public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all. Photo: Nora TamWith Hong Kong’s economy reeling amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a newspaper mogul has called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to tap public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all. Photo: Nora Tam
With Hong Kong’s economy reeling amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a newspaper mogul has called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to tap public coffers to pay two months’ wages for all. Photo: Nora Tam
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