Posts by Purple

Image title

aaaThe Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said on July 5 that a Filipina domestic worker who arrived in Hong Kong and tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on July 4 wrongly declared that she flew from Taiwan instead of the Philippines. "The Filipino domestic helper did not say that she arrived from the Philippines," Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the CHP said. "She said she came from Taipei." Chuang said they had to verify the information that she provided because there had been no n...

July 6, 2020
Image title

aaaForeign domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong lost their jobs after their employers suspected them of being a vector of the deadly novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions (FADWU) said in a survey launched on June 28. The termination was part of the discrimination which FADWU said some 83 percent of foreign domestic workers experienced since February, as cases of COVID-19 infection increased in Hong Kong. It was also when some employers disallowed their domestic workers from going out on...

June 29, 2020
Image title

aaaThe Department of Health told Hong Kong News on June 26 that a Hongkonger who stayed in the Philippines for almost 10 months - and then returned to Hong Kong on June 23 - has died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on June 25. He had an underlying illness. Case no. 1180, a 55 year-old man, succumbed to COVID-19 mere days after he tested positive for the virus. The Princess Margaret Hospital said he suffered from stroke when he was still in the Philippines and was admitted in a hospital there in May. He was flown back to Hong Kong b...

June 26, 2020
Image title

aaaThe  Center for Health Protection said on June 24 that two persons with travel history from the Philippines have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), hiking the number of people with COVID-19 who recently came from the Philippines to six. Case no. 1179 is a 47-year-old woman who stayed in the Philippines from March 8 to June 23. She flew to Hong Kong on the 23rd and already exhibited symptoms such as cough and runny nose. Case no.1180 is a 55 year-old male who was in the Philippines for 10 months, from August 2019 t...

June 24, 2020
Image title

aaaThe Philippine government on June 12 parlayed bright economic prospects for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who plan to come home, saying different forms of assistance for them to shift to being entrepreneurs have been set in place. A study released by a US-based money transfer processing firm showed however, that migrant workers particularly in Hong Kong would rather stay overseas. "If our kababayans want to come home to help, we want them to come back as overseas Filipino investors so that they don’t need to go abroad to earn a living,"...

June 12, 2020
Image title

aaaThe Centre for Health Protection said on June 7 that a woman with travel history from the Philippines tested positive for the novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19). The 25-year-old woman arrived in Hong Kong on June 6. She was asymptomatic and had no underlying illnesses. She is now confined at the Princess Margaret Hospital. This newest imported case takes the tally of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong to 1,107. The case came days after the Philippine Consulate General reported that the last Filipino who remained within confinement for COVI...

June 7, 2020
Image title

aaaThe Philippine General Consulate said on June 4 that the last Filipino who remained in confinement after being infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has already been discharged. The announcement came more than a month after the PCG reported about the last recorded case of the said Filipino who got afflicted with the disease, which has affected 6.29 million and killed 380,000 globally. Over 20 Filipinos have been infected with COVID-19 since February, some of which are domestic workers while some are part of what has been ...

June 4, 2020
Image title

aaahttps://youtu.be/GMw5gcUYFzs A global money transfer processing company said on June 3 that 'restrictions' in Hong Kong have made it difficult for Filipino domestic workers to send remittances to loved ones abroad. "The nannies from the Philippines, they continue to work in Hong Kong, but due to restrictions, they have not been able to go out and do transactions ," Alberto Guerra, CEO of Uniteller Financial Services said. Noel Cristal, Uniteller Philippine president concurred, adding that while domestic workers largely continue to be e...

June 3, 2020
Image title

aaaA Filipina domestic worker burdened with financial difficulties died by suicide on April 21, police told Hong Kong News. "The deceased is a 44-year-old woman. She is a Filipina domestic worker," the spokesman said on April 22. "Her boss, a 35-year-old woman, told the police she found her hanging inside the bathroom." The police spokesman said they received the call at 9:15 pm. When police authorities arrived at the employer's residence at Tong Fong Tsuen in Yuen Long, the domestic worker cannot be resuscitated anymore. "A note was fou...

April 22, 2020
Image title

aaaThe Department of Health confirmed to Hong Kong News on April 16 that a Filipina has been discharged from the hospital on April 14 after being cleared of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Information and Public Relations Division said that case no.360, a Filipina, has been released from the Queen Mary Hospital. The 30-year-old was part of the bar and band cluster, which consists of musicians, bar personnel and patrons who got infected with COVID-19 in March. The bar and band cluster spans four bars - Insomnia in ...

April 16, 2020