Another worker has been removed from Hong Kong after testing positive for COVID-19, in a seeming policy shift by the Immigration Department on newly-arrrived domestic workers.
Consul-General Raly Tejada confirmed another worker was removed from the city after her employer backed out from the employment contract. The...
6 hours ago
Domestic workers looking forward to the long holiday weekend next week will have to continue observing social distancing, as Chief Executive Carrie Lam said current measures will stay in place for another week.
The Hong Kong leader said there will not be many changes to the existing measures—like prohibiting publi...
September 22, 2020
The Court of Appeal dismissed a Filipina’s landmark challenge against the government requirement for Hong Kong’s 370,000 foreign domestic workers to live with their employers.
Three judges from the court rejected domestic worker Nancy Almorin Lubiano’s appeal in a 51-page ruling on Monday, after her legal cha...
September 22, 2020
Four Filipino domestic workers make up most of the six new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong, health authorities revealed Monday.
A 60-year-old Filipino domestic worker living in Tin Shui Wai tested positive for the coronavirus, but health authorities are still investigating the source o...
September 21, 2020
Hong Kong’s number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has breached the 5,000-mark after 13 new infections were recorded, health officials said Saturday.
There were nine imported cases according to Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection, with five of them returning from India.
September 20, 2020
Hong Kong health authorities have warned against even more new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the fourth wave experts believe to batter the city this winter.
Undersecretary for Food and Health Dr. Chui Tak-yi said this threat highlighted the need for community treatment and isolation facilities.
September 17, 2020
Another Filipino domestic worker from the group of 13 brought in by one agency tested positive Monday, health officials confirmed.
The Health Department said the 35-year-old Filipina was one of the four imported cases who were confirmed to be positive today.
On Sept. 9, the group of 13 entered Hon...
September 15, 2020
Three more Filipino domestic helpers from the 13-member group brought into Hong Kong by the same employment agency tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said Sunday.
Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said the three have been staying in the quarantine cent...
September 13, 2020
Hong Kong health authorities pushed anew for coronavirus testing as almost a third of confirmed cases in the past two weeks had no clear sources of infection.
Dr. Chui Tak-yi, Undersecretary for Food and Health, said Thursday that 30% of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases confirmed in the past two weeks were untra...
September 10, 2020
Hong Kong officials announced further relaxations to social distancing measures Tuesday—including an increase in the limits to public gatherings and the reopening of some venues.
Prof. Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, told reporters Tuesday that the Chief Executive in Council approved groups of four to ...
September 8, 2020