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The HK$5,000 subsidy for local COVID-19 infections will only be given to workers who do not have paid sick leaves, Labour and Welfare Secretary Dr. Law Chi-kwong clarified Monday.

Law said those confirmed to have COVID-19 from Nov. 22 onwards may start applying for the subsidy through the social workers in the hos...

November 23, 2020
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Manila-based agencies had mixed reactions to the statement of Hong Kong’s Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) that foreign domestic workers (FDWs) should no longer pay training fees to process their employment documents. A representative for a recruitment agency in Malate, Manila who refused to be identifie...

November 23, 2020
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Hong Kong’s health authorities are alarmed by the sudden increase in COVID-19, with 43 new cases confirmed Saturday and over 60 preliminarily positive.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre of Health Protection said the trend is worrying and warned individuals to minimize activities that may further spread the viru...

November 22, 2020
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The chairperson of the Hong Kong Musicians Union (HKMU) said she felt devastated after the government once again banned live performances in light of a surge of COVID-19 cases.

The Hong Kong government on Saturday announced the tightening of social distancing measures taking effect on Sunday. November 21, 2020

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A newly-arrived Filipina domestic worker is among the 12 new COVID-19 cases recorded, as health authorities warned of an epidemic “rebound” with 20 preliminary cases detected in various districts.

Dr. Wong Ka-hing, Controller of the Centre for Health Protection, made a stern appeal on behalf of health authoriti...

November 19, 2020
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Domestic workers may lodge complaints against agencies that require training for applicants before their employment documents are processed, the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Hong Kong said. In a statement Sunday, the office reminded that under the Philippine Overseas Employment Agencies' revised rules in 2016, training is not a requirem...

November 17, 2020
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In the wake of the onslaught of typhoon Vamco (Philippine name: Ulysses) in Luzon, several Filipino community groups have mounted fundraisers to provide relief to affected communities in the Philippines.

Ulysses, although only a Category 2 typhoon, paralysed Metro Manila and nearby provinces after its torrential rai...

November 13, 2020