February 26, 2020 / 3:31 AM / a month ago

Hong Kong unveils $15 billion in relief against coronavirus, protests

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan delivers the annual budget at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong unveiled measures worth HK$120 billion (£11.54 billion) in its annual budget on Wednesday to bolster an economy grappling with a coronavirus outbreak and months of anti-government protests.

Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the measures would include handouts of HK$10,000 for residents older than 18.

Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom; Writing by Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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