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A foreign domestic helper was sent to the Prince of Wales Hospital after exhibiting symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has infected at least 53 people in Hong Kong so far. The ...

February 14, 2020

The Philippine Consulate General said on Feb.7 that the first Filipina domestic helper who was quarantined amid the novel coronavirus scare (2019-nCoV) in Hong Kong has been released. "The first ...

February 7, 2020

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Two Filipina domestic helpers chose to terminate their respective contracts after their employers allegedly prohibited them from going out on their rest days, preventing them from attending worship services. Sources from the Philippine Labor Overseas Office told Hong Kong News on Feb.10 that the domestic helpers, both members of the Christian religion ...

February 10, 2020

Recruitment agencies asked the labor department in the Philippines to allow thousands of Filipina domestic helpers affected by the travel ban to fly to Hong Kong, saying that they will make sure safety precautions will be taken by the employers, including providing domestic helpers face masks. Alfred Palmiery, president of the Society of Hong Kong ...

February 7, 2020

The Health Department confirmed on Feb.5,2020 that a second Filipina domestic helper has been quarantined after her employer tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov). According to the Philippine Consulate General, however, she remains healthy and does not have symptoms of the illness, which has infected at least 17 people in Hong Kong so ...

February 5, 2020

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