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A 30-year-old Filipina was sentenced to two months imprisonment on Thursday after she stole HK$300 from her employer.

R. P. Smith pleaded guilty to the theft charge lodged against her before Magistrate Bina Chainrai at the Eastern Courts.

Her employer reported her to the police on Oct. 19 after th...

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A Filipina domestic worker faces four months of imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to falsifying an employment contract she presented to creditors.

G. Cabanban, 40 and a mother of 5, admitted to the fraud charge lodged against her before Magistrate Bina Chainrai at the Eastern Magistrates Court Tuesday.

October 20, 2020
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A Filipino was sentenced to a total of nine months imprisonment for possessing dangerous drugs and for stealing a bike in Lamma Island. Magistrate Bina Chainrai of the Eastern Court imposed a discounted jail term for Jaypee Fernandez, who earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous drug possession and one count of theft. The defendantâ€...

October 20, 2020
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Hong Kong posted 15 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Monday, with all but one imported.

Two of the imported cases were domestic workers, a spokesperson for the Department of Health said. One is a Filipina, 48, who flew in on Oct. 17 via Cathay Pacific flight CX906 from Manila.

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October 19, 2020
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Hong Kong health authorities confirmed four new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city Sunday, as a health official warned of a looming fourth wave of infections coming sooner rather than later.

Secretary for Food and Health Prof. Sophia Chan in her Sunday blog said the fourth wave may come early b...

October 18, 2020
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All 17 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed by Hong Kong health authorities Saturday were imported.

Eleven were new arrivals from India, a high-risk country under Hong Kong’s existing measures on inbound travelers.

The imported cases also include a Filipina, 30, who tested ...

October 17, 2020
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A man was convicted of managing an employment agency without a valid licence and fined $6,000 at Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts Thursday, Oct. 15. A press release from the Hong Kong government said that the Labour Department's Employment Agencies Administration received a complaint against a man from an employer hiring a foreign domestic hel...

October 15, 2020
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Hong Kong has confirmed 12 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Thursday, after it reported no cases the day prior due to testing delays brought upon by a storm signal No. 8 Tuesday.

Of the 12, eight were imported. A spokesperson from the Department of Health said three of them were domestic workers.

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October 15, 2020
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A Filipina domestic worker was sentenced to two months imprisonment for forgetting to extend her work permit in Hong Kong and stealing money from her employer.

J. Lorica, 30, pleaded guilty to the charges filed against her at the Eastern Court Wednesday.

Lorica was charged with stealing HK$2,000 ...

October 14, 2020
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Hong Kong health authorities confirmed seven new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Sunday, including a newly-arrived Filipino domestic worker.

The 43-year-old Filipina arrived in Hong Kong on Oct. 9 via Philippine Airlines flight PR300. She tested positive upon arrival, a spokesperson for the Departmen...

October 11, 2020