Hong Kong will cancel the isolation of those diagnosed with COVID-19 today, and will stop accepting applications for "compassionate cash allowance" from February 14. The only local epidemic prevention restrictions are the mask order.
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[Central News Agency] Hong Kong will cancel the isolation of COVID-19 confirmed patients today. The Hong Kong government also stated that it will stop accepting applications for "compassion cash" of HK$5,000 (approximately NT$19,000) from February 14. subsidy”; the only remaining local epidemic prevention restrictions are the mask order.
According to a press release issued by the Hong Kong government news website today, in response to the cancellation of the arrangement for the isolation order for people infected with COVID-19, the Social Welfare Department will stop accepting "one-off grants to local patients diagnosed with COVID-19" starting from February 14. applications for the "Cash Grant" program.
Applications submitted on or before February 13 will not be affected.
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This subsidy has been launched since November 27, 2020. It is a temporary measure to provide a lump sum of assistance for infected people who have to be admitted to public hospitals due to confirmed diagnoses.
According to the press release, as of January 27 this year, a total of 2,728 eligible individuals have received the allowance.
As the Hong Kong government adjusts the anti-epidemic and anti-epidemic measures, the life of citizens is returning to normal in an orderly manner, and the compassionate cash subsidy program will cease to operate.
At present, except for the mask order, Hong Kong has almost canceled all epidemic prevention restrictions, and those who test positive quickly do not need to report to the official.