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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 “prohi...

January 20, 2021
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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 ...

January 19, 2021
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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.

January 19, 2021
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Hong Kong has recorded 107 new Covid-19 infections today, the highest in over a month, with health authorities attributing the case surge to mandatory testing in Yau Tsim Mong.

The Centre for Health Protection said that there were five imported cases, including two domestic workers from the Philippines and Indonesia...

January 18, 2021
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Five cases of Covid-19 were detected in an area in Yau Ma Tei on Saturday under a compulsory testing order after a spate of infections in the district.

They are among the 50 newly confirmed cases of Covid-19 and they bring Hong Kong’s coronavirus case tally to 9,503. Around 30 preliminary positive cases will still...

January 16, 2021
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Two domestic workers from the Philippines and Indonesia who recently arrived at Hong Kong tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said Friday.

The Centre for Health Protection reported 38 new Covid-19 cases confirmed as of Friday midnight, pushing Hong Kong’s coronavirus case total to 9,453. More tha...

January 15, 2021
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The Office of the Ombudsman launched a probe on Thursday to check how the Hong Kong government regulated boarding facilities for foreign domestic workers amid the Covid-19 epidemic.

In a statement, Ombudsman Winnie Chiu announced it will seek information and perspectives from the general public—including the domes...

January 14, 2021
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Concerns over a growing cluster of Covid-19 cases in the Jordan area of Kowloon rise as residents of an old tenement block there will be evacuated to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

All asymptomatic residents of 20, 22, 24, and 26 Reclamation Street will be sent to quarantine centres as the Centre for Health P...

January 14, 2021
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The Hong Kong government said it has no plans of targeting domestic workers only in their Covid-19 infection control measures, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong said Thursday.

Law said this in response to Legislative Council members worrying over migrant workers gathering in public spaces during their r...

January 13, 2021
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A compulsory Covid-19 testing order was issued on four old tenement blocks in Jordan on Tuesday after 10 more residents were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.

Health authorities confirmed 60 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the city’s coronavirus case tally to 9,283. The new cases were all local transmiss...

January 12, 2021