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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

No new COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection announced that as of midnight, no new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, leaving the total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong at 11,837.   The centre said five cases reported earlier have been reclassified as imported ones after the epidemiological investigation, clinical evidence and genetic sequencing analysis revealed that the patients were more likely infected with the coronavirus before arriving in Hong Kong.    Seventeen cases were reported in the past 14 days, including 16 imported cases and one import-related case.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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