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Anti-epidemic Fund 5.0 | CUHK Li Zhaobo advocates cash distribution of 3,000 across sectors to promote direct subsidy to wage earners

2022-01-14T03:10:59.055Z

The government will announce the details of the fifth round of the anti-epidemic fund today. Fok Kaigang, a member of the Legislative Council for Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publishing, said on the RTHK program this morning (14th) that the government tightened anti-epidemic measures this time too quickly.



The government will announce the details of the fifth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund today. Fok Kaigang, a member of the Legislative Council for Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publishing, said on the RTHK program this morning (14th) that the government tightened anti-epidemic measures this time too quickly. The temporary closure of fitness centers and performance venues caught the industry by surprise, and many people lost their income immediately.


Fok Qigang pointed out that a few days ago, a questionnaire survey was conducted with the industry to understand the situation, and nearly 90% of the industry were not optimistic about relaxing the epidemic prevention measures before the new year.

He suggested that the government should align fitness studios and sports premises with restaurants, and calculate the subsidy based on the area of ​​the premises.

He believes that in the case of freelancers, as long as they can provide proof of work, they can be funded.


Fok Qigang suggested that the government should align fitness rooms and sports premises with restaurants, and calculate the allowance based on the area of ​​the premises.

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The Travel Council recommends that practitioners receive a monthly subsidy of $5,000

Xu Wang Meilun, chairman of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, said in the same program that the tourism industry has entered a frozen state, and it is expected that the fifth round of anti-epidemic funds will not be less than the fourth round. Travel agencies with 10 employees or less are recommended to provide 15 10,000 to 200,000 yuan; for travel agencies with 10 or more employees, each additional person can receive an additional 5,000 to 10,000 yuan, which is a one-time subsidy.

As for practitioners, she urged the government to provide them with a monthly subsidy of 5,000 to 10,000 yuan for a period of six months.

Xu Wang Meilun also pointed out that he hoped that the government will continue to launch the "Reward You Tour", and at the same time employ people from the industry as temporary workers in the vaccine center, which will help retain talents in the industry.

Xu Wang Meilun, chairman of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, said that the tourism industry has entered a state of freezing, and she hopes that the fifth round of anti-epidemic funds will not be less than the fourth round.

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Scholars pointed out that employment is also required to be subsidized, and it is recommended to directly distribute 3,000 in cash

Li Zhaobo, an honorary teaching and research scholar at the Asia-Pacific Business Institute of the CUHK Business School, pointed out that the epidemic has been longer than expected. In the past, the fund has benefited the most from the catering and retail industries. The industry offers short-term grants for about three months.

He stressed that in addition to the owner, the helper should also be subsidized.

Regarding whether the government should issue consumer coupons again, Li Zhaobo believes that it is not necessarily in the form of consumer coupons. It is suggested that cash can be distributed directly, with an amount of about 3,000 yuan, to help all walks of life and make them "happy and scared".

Li Zhaobo believes that it is not necessary to send consumer coupons. It is recommended to send cash directly, with an amount of about 3,000 yuan, to help all walks of life make them "happy and scared".

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Tan Jinlian: A subsidy of 9,000 yuan should be paid to the affected wage earners

Tan Jinlian, vice chairman of the AFL and labor representative of the LAB, said that after the government tightened epidemic prevention measures on the 7th of this month, some workers were immediately suspended from work or placed on unpaid leave, and their incomes were greatly affected.

Tan Jinlian believes that the epidemic prevention and anti-epidemic fund launched by the government in the past failed to help the wage earners. Because the subsidy was mainly used for paying rent or paying the cost of materials, the subsidy was not subsidized to the employees.

Tan Jinlian, the government tightened epidemic prevention measures "quickly, ruthlessly, and accurately", and dealt with the affected people with an ostrich policy.

She also mentioned that some workers originally had not too low incomes, but they were unable to apply for allowances due to the tightening measures that made their incomes watered. Therefore, she suggested that a one-off subsidy of $9,000 should be given to the affected migrant workers.

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Source: hk1

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