More than a third of Hongkongers have applied for the government’s HK$4,000 handout, with all payments expected to be completed this year.As of Wednesday, the Working Family Allowance Office had received 2.6 million applications for the Caring and Sharing Scheme, a government spokesman said on Thursday.Some 1.5 million acknowledgements had been issued to applicants.Government will take flexible approach to handout scheme: No 2 officialHong Kong’s population was 7.5 million last year, according…