Hong Kong will give a one-time HK$5,000 ($645) payment to anyone in the city who tests positive for Covid-19 to encourage people to take tests for the virus, Health Secretary Sophia Chan said.
The Labour and Welfare Bureau will announce details of the handout plan, Radio Television Hong Kongcited Chan as saying in a radio interview. She said the government is setting up another five community testing centers, adding to the four already in operation, according to the report.
Hong Kong willimpose new social restrictions as local coronavirus cases spike, prompting an announcement Saturday that a planned travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore would bepostponed for two weeks.
The city reported 43 on Saturday, the most in three months. The figure included 13 locally transmitted infections whose source was untraceable, suggesting there may be super-spreaders in the city.
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