A pro-Beijing lawmaker asked the government on Wednesday if it would ban pitching tents in public so foreign domestic workers will be dissuaded from gathering amid the Covid-19 epidemic.
Legislative Council member Wong Kwok-kin asked Labour and Welfare Secretary Law Chi-kwong if the government will consider “prohibiting any person from setting up tents in public places during the epidemic, so as to discourage FDHs from gathering and sharing meals in public places during weekends and holidays.”
The top officials of the Philippines and Indonesia in Hong Kong met amid an ongoing inquiry into the government’s regulations on domestic workers’ boarding facilities.
Philippine Consul-General Raly Tejada confirmed on Monday that he met with his Indonesian counterpart Ricky Suhendar after Ombudsman Winnie Chiu launched a probe after Covid-19 outbreaks in these dormitories were reported last year.
“Nakipagpulong tayo sa mga opisyal ng Konsulado Heneral ng Indonesia sa pamumuno ng ating k...
Existing social distancing measures will remain in effect for another seven days to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Hong Kong, health authorities said.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the local coronavirus situation made it apparent that there is no room to relax the measures, which were set to expire on Thursday.
Undersecretary for Food and Health Chui Tak-yi said in the afternoon coronavirus briefing that 365 of the 381 Covid-19 cases recorded from Jan. 12 to 18 were locally transmitted.