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aaaHong Kong is now facing the 5th wave of the local Covid-19 with continuously increasing cases in Kwai Chung Estate. The foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong though not living in the estates are experiencing the impact of the surge of the cases of Omicron variant which is a more transmissible virus. Ligaya Austria-Diez, who is working in Hong Kong for more than a decade, said that her employer reminded her last week not to go out even during her day off when her employers learned the news in Kwai Chung Estate. Her employers, an elderly co...

January 25, 2022
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aaaThe Hong Kong Government strongly appealed for the nth time, today (January 24), to all sectors including foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to fight the virus. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) in collaborations with the Hong Kong Police Force, the Labor Department, the Immigration Department, and Leisure and Cultural Services Department conducted joint operations for the last two weekends (January 15 and 16; January 22 and 23) at various places where most of the foreign domestic workers gather to take their days off like in...

January 24, 2022
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aaaThe Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced today (January 23) that there are 140 reported Covid-19 cases, of which, 102 are confirmed cases and 38 are additional asymptomatic cases. The patients comprise 63 males and 77 females, aged two-month-old to 90. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 13 034 so far, while the figures for asymptomatic cases and re-positive cases recorded since January 1 are 248 and four respectively, i.e. Hong Kong has recorded a total of 13 286 cases that tested pos...

January 23, 2022
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The Labour Department (LD) on Sunday announced that some of the department's counter services are affected by the compulsory testing.
A compulsory testing notice (CTN) requires any person who stayed at the Labour Department (10/F), Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, Sham Shui Po, for more than one hour during Jan. 17 to 21 to undergo COVID-19 nucleic acid test, as in certain LD counter services will be affected by compulsory testing.
The Labour Department further announced that the followin...

January 23, 2022
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The Labour Department (LD) on Sunday announced that some of the department's counter services are affected by the compulsory testing.
A compulsory testing notice (CTN) requires any person who stayed at the Labour Department (10/F), Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, Sham Shui Po, for more than one hour during January 17 to 21 to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test, as in certain LD counter services will be affected by compulsory testing.
The Labour Department furt...

January 23, 2022
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In the conference today, January 23, Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health, said that Hong Kong is now in the middle of a community outbreak in Kwai Chung estate and some of the selected buildings, and advised everyone to better not go out.
Prof. Chan said that Hong Kong authorities want to vastly reduce the cases because other than the Kwai Chung estate outbreak, there are still unlink cases in the community and other areas. She cited the sewage studies as an example that the a...

January 23, 2022
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aaaThe Hong Kong Secretary for Labor and Welfare, Dr. Law Chi-kwong at the Legislative Council meeting last January 19,  said that as the local epidemic situation has worsened rapidly, the Hong Kong Government vigilantly upholds the policy of guarding against the importation of cases. He added that the admission of FDHs to Hong Kong should be implemented in a risk-controlled as well as gradual and orderly manner. January 23, 2022

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aaaIn two days (January 8 and 9) of patrolling on anti-epidemic regulations, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) reported that 3500 verbal advice was given out during patrol of different venues in Hong Kong. With the latest epidemic situation, the Government is highly concerned and strongly appealed to all sectors including the foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in controlling the spread of the virus. The patrolling was done on Saturdays and Sundays (January 8 and 9) when most of the FDWs have their day off, staying mostly at Vi...

January 10, 2022

aaaLCSD: 3500 verbal advise given out over the weekend on anti-epidemic operations     In two days (January 8 and 9) of patrolling on anti-epidemic regulations, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) reported that 3500 verbal advise were given out during patrol of different venues in Hong Kong.   With the latest epidemic situation, the Government is highly concerned and strongly appealed to all sectors including the foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in controlling the spread of the virus.   The p...

January 10, 2022