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A Filipina reportedly attempted to commit suicide in Sha Tin on March 5 but was stopped by the police, authorities told Hong Kong News. A 44-year-old Filipina climbed out of a window of the 5th floor of the Prince of Wales Hospital early this morning. “At 5:33 am, there was a report made by the staff of the Prince of Wales hospit...

March 5, 2020
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Foreign domestic helpers opt to still stay and work in Hong Kong amid the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), a survey conducted by a recruitment online platform showed. A survey conducted in early February by HelperChoice, an online hub which connects foreign domestic helpers with recruiters, showed that over 90 percent of the 921 foreign do...

March 4, 2020
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The Immigration Department has started to accept applications for Smart identity cards this week in line with the gradual resumption of public services in the special administrative region. The Smart ID application has been halted for a while since late January after the government imposed a special work arrangement where civil servants were ord...

March 4, 2020
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A Filipina was duped into paying $7,900 to an online seller of face masks who promised - but failed - to ship the said valued items from overseas. Face masks have been a much-sought after commodity in Hong Kong as people wore them as a means to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has infected at least 92 peopl...

February 28, 2020
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Hong Kong employers have been asked to consider changing the rest day of foreign domestic workers from Sunday to any day between Monday and Saturday to reduce gatherings in public. In a report by HK01.com, the convener of the Hong Kong FDH Employer Concern Group, Xu Xiaotong, said that employers could change the rest day of their foreign domesti...

February 27, 2020
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The Hong Kong Health Department said that only one Filipino remains in quarantine, as two other Filipinos have been released on Feb.25 after they remained healthy and showed no symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after 14 days in isolation. The remaining Filipino is also asymptomatic and is expected to also be released on Feb.28, the He...

February 25, 2020
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A Filipino died by suicide on Feb.23 in Sheung Wan due to problems concerning "personal love affairs," the police told Hong Kong News on Feb.24. The 40-year-old man, Elmo A., hanged himself using a wire in a building at  214, Des Voeux Road Central. His wife, a 45-year-old Filipina, reported the incident to the police at 7:48 pm on Sunday. ...

February 24, 2020
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The Centre for Health Protection issued a reminder to both employers and foreign domestic workers to “reduce social contact” as much as possible to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected at least 67 people in Hong Kong and killed two. The CHP on Feb. 19 said that employers and foreign domestic workers must both ...

February 21, 2020
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The Philippine Consulate General said on Feb. 19 that the Filipina domestic helper who tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Feb.18 is in "good spirits," adding that if further tests showed her negative of symptoms, she can be discharged soon. "The Consulate General had a brief telephone conversation with our kababayan," Consul Gen...

February 19, 2020
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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and permanent resident visa holders can now fly to Hong Kong and Macau, more than two weeks after the Philippine government imposed a travel ban barring Filipinos from going to mainland China and its special administrative regions Hong Kong and Macau due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Presidential ...

February 18, 2020