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The government imposed a lockdown on 16 blocks in Jordan early Saturday morning, barring its residents from leaving their homes for at least 48 hours—or until everyone living there has gotten tested.

Those living in flats in a “restricted” area bordered by Kansu Street in the north, Woosung Street in the east,...

January 23, 2021
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Tenants of C Flats in Kensington Plaza in Jordan on Friday were ordered evacuated amid a Covid-19 outbreak in the building.

The Centre for Health Protection reported that the asymptomatic residents of Kensington Plaza in Parkes Street will be sent to quarantine centers.

At least 10 cases from five...

January 22, 2021
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Four Filipinos were arrested since Sunday for using ATM cards and bank accounts which ended up getting involved in money laundering cases, the Philippine Consulate said.

Philippine Consul General Raly Tejada confirmed to Hong Kong News Wednesday that they are currently assisting the said Filipinos.

January 22, 2021

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The Food and Health Bureau (FHB) said it will look into a confirmed Covid-19 case in Yau Tsim Mong who tested negative for the coronavirus twice but ended up being positive upon admission to the hospital.

In a statement Friday, the bureau said it has contacted the Hospital Authority and the two testing providers in ...

January 22, 2021
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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