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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
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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