Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung hopes the new scheme will save the city’s unemployment rate from plunging to the levels of that during the Sars outbreak in 2003. Photo: May Tse Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung hopes the new scheme will save the city’s unemployment rate from plunging to the levels of that during the Sars outbreak in 2003. Photo: May Tse
Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung hopes the new scheme will save the city’s unemployment rate from plunging to the levels of that during the Sars outbreak in 2003. Photo: May Tse

Coronavirus pandemic

Hong Kong ministers admit loopholes in wage subsidy scheme, but say the policy is still in the works

  • Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung says penalties may be imposed for any deviation from regulations, as he finalises scheme for approval at Legco
  • Labour minister Law Chi-kwong says some relaxations will be there as they are acting fast, adding authorities are still designing the details

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Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung hopes the new scheme will save the city’s unemployment rate from plunging to the levels of that during the Sars outbreak in 2003. Photo: May Tse Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung hopes the new scheme will save the city’s unemployment rate from plunging to the levels of that during the Sars outbreak in 2003. Photo: May Tse
Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung hopes the new scheme will save the city’s unemployment rate from plunging to the levels of that during the Sars outbreak in 2003. Photo: May Tse
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