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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Govt cuts tax bills, provides extra benefit payments

Govt cuts tax bills, provides extra benefit payments RTHK - 24 hours ago

  • Financial Secretary Paul Chan announced on Wednesday that the government will once again reduce the amount of salaries tax workers have to pay, with a 100 percent reduction for the 2019/2020 ass…
Hong Kong budget 2020: Pro-Beijing camp welcomes HK$10,000 cash handout but urges gov’t to act quickly

Hong Kong budget 2020: Pro-Beijing camp welcomes HK$10,000 cash handout but urges gov’t to act quickly Hong Kong Free Press - 18 hours ago

  • Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing lawmakers have welcomed the relief measures proposed by Financial Secretary Paul Chan in the 2020 budget on Wednesday, but have urged the government to deliver the funds …

Hong Kong plans $15 billion spending to support its economy amid coronavirus outbreak CNBC - 23 hours ago

  • Hong Kong is expected to register "an all-time high" fiscal deficit of 139.1 billion Hong Kong dollars, said the city's Financial Secretary Paul Chan.

Coronavirus: new Hong Kong quarantine camps to cost more than HK$330 million, including facility on Disneyland expansion site South China Morning Post - 17 hours ago

  • Three new Hong Kong camps for quarantining people at risk of carrying the coronavirus will cost more than HK$330 million, including a 600-room site on a plot reserved for Disneyland’s expansion.…
Budget deficit to hit HK$139bn next year: Paul Chan

Budget deficit to hit HK$139bn next year: Paul Chan RTHK - 23 hours ago

  • Financial Secretary Paul Chan said on Wednesday that Hong Kong will see a budget deficit of HK$139.1 billion next year, accounting for 4.8 per cent of GDP. This is more than double the record HK…
Govt to formalise Wuhan evacuation plan after Friday

Govt to formalise Wuhan evacuation plan after Friday RTHK - 19 hours ago

  • Hongkongers stranded in virus-stricken Wuhan will have to wait at least another two days before they find out the details of an evacuation plan being drawn up by the government. A spokesman for …
Govts scramble to stop virus as new hot spots emerge

Govts scramble to stop virus as new hot spots emerge RTHK - 17 hours ago

  • Governments worldwide were scrambling to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus Wednesday after fresh infections emerged linked to European hotspot Italy amid dire warnings that countries are…
Hong Kong says around 3,000 residents in Hubei have contacted government for help

Hong Kong says around 3,000 residents in Hubei have contacted government for help Channel News Asia - 19 hours ago

  • HONG KONG: The Hong Kong government said on Wednesday (Feb 26) around 3,000 of its residents currently in mainland China's Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, have made co…
Coronavirus: South Korea records almost 300 new infections as Hong Kong confirms first child case

Coronavirus: South Korea records almost 300 new infections as Hong Kong confirms first child case South China Morning Post - February 26, 2020

  • The spread of the coronavirus outbreak has widened with more European nations hit and the number of infections in South Korea surging to more than 1,100, while China has reported another drop in…

Hong Kong to give $1,800 to each permanent resident as economy reels from coronavirus The Straits Times - February 26, 2020

  • February 26, 2020 9:06 AM HONG KONG (AFP, REUTERS) - Hong Kong’s government on Wednesday (Feb 26) said it will give a HK$10,000 (S$1,797) handout to seven million permanent residents in a bid to…

Bullying caught on video: Hong Kong police arrest one after upload of girls attacking fellow teen goes viral South China Morning Post - 20 hours ago

  • An online video of a 15-year-old girl being slapped and kicked about 50 times by two teenage girls sparked an investigation by Hong Kong police on Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of one of the …

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