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Cash allowance scheme set

(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Government will launch a three-year Cash Allowance Trial Scheme in late June to alleviate the livelihood difficulties faced by grassroots families who have been waiting for public rental housing for a long time.   At a press conference this afternoon, Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing)/Director of Housing Agnes Wong said the cash allowance is not a rent subsidy and the recipients are not required to use it to pay for rent.   “This is purely to relieve their financial pressure while waiting for public rental housing.      “We aim to send out around 90,000 application forms to the eligible applicants by the end of this month. We urge them to complete the form and return it to us as soon as possible.”   The cash allowance amount is determined by the number of people in a public rental housing application who meet all eligibility criteria.   Along with other criteria

1 imported COVID-19 case reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional COVID-19 case.   The imported case involves a 26-year-old woman who arrived from Indonesia.   A total of 31 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including five local cases, of which one is from an unknown infection source.   Additionally, the centre is investigating an overseas case involving an 18-year-old woman who lives in Block 1, The Belcher's, 89 Pok Fu Lam Road and went to Shenzhen on May 5.   The centre was notified on May 19 by the Guangdong health authorities that the patient had been confirmed COVID-19 positive on the same day.   Epidemiological investigations and contact tracing are underway.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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