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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

Risk area list to be adopted

The Government will adopt the list of risk level of places in the Mainland published by the National Health Commission from May 25 and upload the list of medium or high-risk Mainland areas to the Return2hk Scheme thematic website.   It said it has maintained close communication and liaison with the Mainland authorities on COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control measures of both places.   Hong Kong residents who have visited any area in the Mainland being classified as a medium or high-risk area on the list on the scheme's website in the past 14 days prior to and upon the day of arrival in Hong Kong will not be exempted from compulsory quarantine under the scheme upon their entry into the city.
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