Coronavirus: why Hong Kong phone vendors are ringing up sales of old models with ‘Leave Home Safe’ app

Nov 7, 2021 | INVESTING

Construction mechanic Yau, 65, and his wife spent Thursday afternoon at a Mong Kok shop looking for a smartphone with the Hong Kong government’s “Leave Home Safe” contact-tracing application installed.They settled on a second-hand model going for HK$700 (US$90) at a shop in Sin Tat Plaza.“I always forget my phone password and find it hard to use a smartphone,” grumbled Mrs Yau, 60, a retiree with poor eyesight and bad memory.New ‘Leave Home Safe’ app rules will hit homeless hard, NGO warnsHer…

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