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Lengthy wait times as more than 2 million Hongkongers jump online to sign up for HK$5,000 vouchers

Nearly 2.4 million Hongkongers, or about one-third of qualified residents, had signed up for the government’s HK$5,000 (US$644) consumption voucher scheme by 8am on Monday, with the rush leading to waiting times of more than an hour.One reason for the long wait, officials said, was a sudden uptick in new users registering for accounts on the government’s “iAM Smart” app, the online platform used to apply for the scheme.Jessie Wong Hok-ling, head of the budget and tax policy unit at the…

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