Coronavirus: Hong Kong health minister promises HK$5,000 handouts for low-income residents who test positive, as city faces 71 more confirmed cases

Hong Kong will offer handouts of HK$5,000 (US$645) to poorer residents if they test positive for the coronavirus, the health minister has revealed, as the city faces another 71 confirmed cases.Sunday’s expected tally would be the highest daily figure since mid-August and came as the government warned the public to prepare for rises in new infections, with a mandatory testing scheme, the first of its kind in the city, coming into force for a dance clubs cluster.Passengers’ hopes dashed as Covid…

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