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A 39-year-old domestic worker from the Philippines is among the 41 new Covid-19 cases health authorities recorded on Monday.

The worker arrived in Hong Kong on Dec. 29, a Health Department spokesperson said. She tested positive on the second sample while under quarantine.

Two other arrivals—a fe...

January 11, 2021
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Hong Kong law enforcers patrolled popular foreign domestic worker haunts to enforce social distancing measures for the third consecutive weekend.

The Hong Kong police along with other government departments went to areas in Admiralty, Causeway Bay, and Central, as well as spaces near New Town Plaza in Sha Tin and ...

January 10, 2021
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Hong Kong health authorities confirmed 25 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, the lowest daily coronavirus tally since November 2020.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said there is a downward trend in cases, but warned of unlinked local infection in the community.

“This is...

January 6, 2021
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A domestic worker from the Philippines and three other recent arrivals to Hong Kong were confirmed to carry the coronavirus variant detected in the United Kingdom, health authorities said Tuesday.

This comes as the Centre for Health Protection reported 32 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the city’s case total to 9,0...

January 5, 2021
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The number of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong has slightly gone down in December, but the head of a recruitment agency union in the city expects significant changes to population figures by the end of January.

Immigration Department data showed there were 207,402 Filipinos in the city by the end of 2020. Thi...

January 5, 2021
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Hong Kong authorities issued 51 HK$5,000 fixed penalty tickets in its four-day New Year operation to enforce social distancing measures in foreign domestic worker haunts.

In a statement Sunday, the government reiterated that domestic workers and other members of the public observed the measures after authorities adv...

January 3, 2021
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Residents may be immunised against COVID-19 as early as February based on the estimated arrival of the vaccine supply, a government minister said Saturday.

Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip posted on Facebook that the government’s goal is to complete preparatory work by the end of January for the arrival of the ...

January 2, 2021
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Members of the foreign domestic worker (FDW) community called out the Hong Kong government for its recent policy shift on prematurely terminated contracts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the city.

Hong Kong announced on Wednesday that terminated FDWs can no longer apply for an extension of stay as visitors and mus...

January 1, 2021
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The Hong Kong government on Wednesday said foreign domestic workers (FDWs) whose contracts are prematurely terminated can no longer apply for an extension of stay as a visitor and must leave the city as early as possible.

The government said it changed its policy on allowing domestic workers to stay after contract...

December 30, 2020