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 WongThe 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

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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 WongThe 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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