6th Round of Anti-epidemic Fund Measures
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The fifth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic started in January and remains very severe. The HKSAR Government introduces a total of 48 measures under the sixth-round of Anti-epidemic Fund (AEF) to support businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic and tightening of the social distancing measures.
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Government seeks Legislative Council's approval to inject $27 billion into Anti-epidemic Fund (February 14)
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Chief Executive welcomes passage of funding application for sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund by LegCo (February 15)
The sixth round of the AEF is modelled on the previous measures while seeking to cover as many as practicable businesses and individuals not benefitted previously, with the same objective of providing targeted support in the simplest and quickest way. In the planning process, we have seriously made reference to the views of the LegCo Members and the trades, and, with a more compassionate attitude, endeavoured to plug gaps in dealing with the businesses and individuals in need of support. Of the funding applied for, over 60 per cent will be directly disbursed to individuals, and a one-off allowance will be offered for the first time to those who are subject to short-term or temporary unemployment.
FEHD to provide financial support for catering, commercial bathhouse and places of public entertainment sectors under sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund (February 15)
To provide further relief to the sectors directly affected by the tightened social distancing measures, applications for the Catering Business Subsidy Scheme, the Food Courts Subsidy Scheme, the Commercial Bathhouse Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme and the Places of Public Entertainment Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund will commence next Monday (February 21) until March 21.