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A 34-year-old Filipina domestic worker who arrived on Jan. 26 tested positive for the coronavirus while under quarantine, health officials reported Monday.

She is among the 32 new Covid-19 cases the Centre for Health Protection logged as of Monday midnight. Hong Kong has recorded a total of 10,668 infections.


February 8, 2021
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Health authorities detected four preliminary positive cases of Covid-19 in the ambush lockdowns on Sunday night.

Three of the cases were found in Wai Lee Building in Quarry Bay, where around 860 residents have gotten tested. Seven of their close contacts were sent to quarantine centres.

Some 90 h...

February 8, 2021
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Seven Filipino migrant workers who got stranded on Feb. 2 left Hong Kong on Saturday to return to the Philippines, according to a migrant support group.

A Feb. 6 social media post from the Mission For Migrant Workers said the Filipinos left Hong Kong via a rebooked Philippines Airlines flight with a...

February 7, 2021
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No positive cases of Covid-19 were found in Hong Kong’s third overnight lockdown in two private residential buildings in Lam Tin, the government said on Monday.

Authorities ordered mandatory tests on all residents of Blocks 5 and 7 in Laguna City on Sunday, barring them from leaving until everyone in the said buil...

February 1, 2021
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Hong Kong health authorities recorded 76 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, as the government wrapped up mandatory testing in an area under lockdown in Yau Tsim Mong.

All four imported cases recorded today were Indonesian domestic workers, aging from 21 to 37 years old. One arrived in Hong Kong on Jan. 22 via Singapore, ...

January 24, 2021
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Hong Kong health officials reported 81 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the city’s coronavirus count to 10,009 on the day the first infection was detected exactly a year ago.

“The one-year battle has not been easy, not just for Hong Kong, but the whole world too,” said Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Cent...

January 23, 2021
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Health authorities recorded 70 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, with 63 of them being local transmissions.

Of the seven imported cases, two were Indonesian domestic workers aged 21 and 25 who both tested positive while under quarantine.

Three others from the United Kingdom had stayed in Dubai for...

January 21, 2021
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority encouraged the public to use electronic payment systems in lieu of red packets with cash for giving lai-see during the Lunar New Year.

In a statement Tuesday, the HKMA said the public may use the HKMA's Faster Payment System available via online or mobile banking, or other e-wallet s...

January 20, 2021
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Concerns over a rebound in Hong Kong’s Covid-19 cases arose after health officials reported 55 new infections on Sunday, with over 80 pending confirmation.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre For Health Protection believes the spike may be due to the mandatory testing order placed on an area in Yau Ma Tei and Jor...

January 17, 2021