Many poor families are struggling in Hong Kong, especially as not all are eligible for the government’s HK$10,000 handout. Photo: Reuters Many poor families are struggling in Hong Kong, especially as not all are eligible for the government’s HK$10,000 handout. Photo: Reuters
Many poor families are struggling in Hong Kong, especially as not all are eligible for the government’s HK$10,000 handout. Photo: Reuters

Helpless in Hong Kong: low-income new arrivals from mainland China struggle with job losses, lack of support during Covid-19

  • Many poor families from mainland do not qualify for one-off HK$10,000 government allowance
  • Pandemic adds to burdens of new arrivals coping with illness, reduced income, discrimination

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Many poor families are struggling in Hong Kong, especially as not all are eligible for the government’s HK$10,000 handout. Photo: Reuters Many poor families are struggling in Hong Kong, especially as not all are eligible for the government’s HK$10,000 handout. Photo: Reuters
Many poor families are struggling in Hong Kong, especially as not all are eligible for the government’s HK$10,000 handout. Photo: Reuters
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