The handout, available to all Hong Kong permanent residents over the age of 18, is part of a host of relief measures announced by Financial Secretary Paul Chan in his 2020-21 budget address in February. Photo: Felix Wong
The handout, available to all Hong Kong permanent residents over the age of 18, is part of a host of relief measures announced by Financial Secretary Paul Chan in his 2020-21 budget address in February. Photo: Felix Wong

HK$10,000 government handout: more than 3 million receive cash as bank websites flooded with user traffic from those keen to see money

  • Multiple banks put up notices advising clients system maintenance needed due to high network volume
  • The cash, under a wider coronavirus relief package, was delivered to the first batch of successful applicants from the morning

The handout, available to all Hong Kong permanent residents over the age of 18, is part of a host of relief measures announced by Financial Secretary Paul Chan in his 2020-21 budget address in February. Photo: Felix Wong
The handout, available to all Hong Kong permanent residents over the age of 18, is part of a host of relief measures announced by Financial Secretary Paul Chan in his 2020-21 budget address in February. Photo: Felix Wong
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