Omicron: new HK$4 billion relief package for Hong Kong businesses falls far short of what is needed, industry figures say

The government’s HK$4 billion (US$513 million) in pandemic relief for businesses hit by the latest tightening of Covid-19 preventive measures is far less than what is needed, Hong Kong’s unions have said.At least HK$6.3 billion would be required for the roughly 700,000 workers facing unemployment in the coming weeks should the government maintain the tougher social-distancing rules, seven unions said in a joint appeal on Tuesday.Under the new strategy to curb the spread of Omicron, 15 types of…


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