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aaaThe Labour Department announced on Saturday that the Rambler Garden Hotel in Tsing Yi will open as a designated Quarantine Facility for incoming foreign domestic workers starting Nov.1 which will provide additional 500 rooms.  This is a new addition to the existing quarantine centre in Penny’s Bay and Silka Tsuen Wan.  The spokesman said that employers and employment agencies can start booking starting 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 through the online booking ...

October 23, 2021
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aaaThe use of ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile application will be mandatory starting Nov. 1 when you enter a government buildings or offices said the government on Oct. 21. All government employees including the public will be required to use the app to scan the venue QR code before entering. Exempted from using the app includes persons aged below 12, 65 years old and above, and those with disabilities. However, exempted persons need to complete a registration record and present a valid identification which will be verified by the staff on-site. ...

October 22, 2021
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aaaHealth Authorities are now investigating four additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hong Kong, tallying the total confirmed cases to 12, 306 on Wednesday. Three of these imported cases were found with L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus.  All patients tested positive for the Covid-19 while under quarantine, three of them where Foreign Domestic workers coming from the Philippines and Indonesia under self isolation at Silka Tsuen Wan and Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre. October 20, 2021

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aaaHealth authorities confirmed five imported Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong on Saturday of which one is a Filipina domestic worker. The Filipina worker tested positive for Covid-19 while under quarantine in Hong Kong. The four other imported cases today came from the US, Qatar, and India. She was found with the L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus,  a Health Department staffer said. The woma...

September 18, 2021
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aaaStarting Friday, the Labour Department board tasked to rule on minor employment claims will begin hearing cases involving petitions below HK$15,000 in value. A government announcement Friday said the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board (MECAB) has increased its jurisdiction from claims not exceeding HK$8,000 per claimant to not exceeding HK$15,000 per claimant. Before, when parties fail to settle contractual disputes at the Labour Department, cases with c...

September 18, 2021
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aaaA group of recruitment agencies in the Philippines on Wednesday called on the Hong Kong government to pattern its quarantine measures for arriving foreign domestic workers (FDWs) after Singapore’s existing protocols in a bid to prevent Covid-19 cases netted at the airport. “Following Singapore’s quarantine protocol is what we are suggesting to the officials in Hong Kong especially for the Filipino domestic workers coming to Hong Kong,” said Madolyn Uanang, preside...

September 16, 2021