Posts by Hong Kong News Staff

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aaaStarting tomorrow, 26 September, Designated Quarantine Hotels (DQHs) will be canceled. The Labor Department (LD) announced yesterday (September 24) reminded foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and employers that the Government will adjust the inbound control arrangement for overseas inbound persons with effect from September 26 (Monday). Starting from September 26, FDWs coming to work in Hong Kong only need to present proof of a negative result of a rapid antigen test (RAT) conducted within 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure. A...

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aaaThe Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Hong Kong  (OWWA-HK) is going to hold a webinar at 2:00 pm. tomorrow, 25 September (Sunday) for the Launching of Kabayani TeleMed Helpline, free online consultation for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). A timely kumustahan sa Hong Kong that will feature health issues and concerns with “ITANONG NATIN KAY DOC” as one of the major topics. The activity was proposed by the newly appointed head of the OWWA, Administrator Arnel Ignacio who will join the e...

24 hours ago

aaa  [video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://hongkongnews.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/20220923182943973_360p.mp4"][/video] Starting September 26, the Government will do away with compulsory hotel quarantine for people arriving in Hong Kong from overseas places or Taiwan, but they must undergo medical surveillance at home or at a hotel for three days. Chief Executive John Lee made the announcement at a press conference this afternoon where he unveiled the new "0+3" quarantine arrangement and other facilitation measures for ...

September 24, 2022

aaa[video width="720" height="1600" mp4="https://hongkongnews.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/2022-09-23-19-44-36-346_720x1600.mp4"][/video] In today’s Hong Kong Chief Executive Command and Coordination group press conference (Sept 23), Mr. John Lee introduced new measures for travelers to Hong Kong. The Quarantine measures for all inbound travelers to Hong Kong will be changed to 0+3 starting on Monday, 26 September. This means all inbound travelers are not required to book their quarantine hotel. Travelers can return d...

September 23, 2022
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aaaTwo female staff members of unlicensed employment agencies were sentenced to imprisonment of 28 months and 30 months respectively by District Judge Kathy Cheung at the District Court today (September 22) after an earlier conviction for contravening the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO), the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance (OSCO), and the Immigration Ordinance respectively. Marijane Biscocho, a 45 year-old overseas Filipino domestic worker (OFW), sentenced to 28 months was convicted of three charges, comprising 3 categories, namely of...

September 22, 2022
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aaaThe Immigration Department (ImmD) carried out repatriation operations for eight days (September 13 to 20) to a total of 45 unsubstantiated non-refoulement claimants. ImmD said that those repatriated unsubstantiated non-refoulement claimants were illegal immigrants, overstayers, and passengers who refused to land were repatriated to their places of origin. Among them were discharged prisoners who had committed criminal offenses and had been sentenced to imprisonment. The persons removed comprised 33 males and 12 females. The ImmD did n...

September 22, 2022
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aaaIn a press release issued today, 21 September, the Hong Kong Government announced that the measures to assist foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) and their employers to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended in the following cases: Extension of the validity period of existing contracts The Government will continue to enable employers to extend the validity period of the existing contracts with their outgoing FDHs. For all FDH contracts that will expire on or before December 31, 2022, the Commissioner for Labour has gi...

September 21, 2022
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aaaThe number of daily new cases in Hong Kong has continued to show signs of decline, and as of yesterday, the recorded COVID-19 cases were 5000 plus from more than 10,000 cases for the past weeks.  This trend slightly gave relieving pressure on the public healthcare system managed by the Hospital Authority (HA). Hong Kong Government said that the epidemic has reached a plateau and is developing a downward trend, slightly relieving the pressure on the public healthcare system. To have a clear observation of the epidemic trend, the Governmen...

September 21, 2022
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aaaThe Hong Kong Department of Health reported 5,594 new COVID-19 cases today, 20 September. Of the total cases, 5,459 were locally acquired cases that tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 (1,348 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid, while 4,111 cases that tested positive by rapid antigen tests (RATs). Separately, 135 additional imported cases were reported, including 119 cases that tested positive by nucleic acid tests, and 16 cases that tested positive by RATs. Positive imported cases arrived from 38 different countries. There wer...

September 20, 2022

aaa[video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://hongkongnews.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/20220920131454945_360p.mp4"][/video] Ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning, 20 September, Chief Executive John Lee said the Government has set clear goals in its fight against COVID-19. CE Lee said that the Government aims to maximize connections with the world and reduce inconveniences to visitors while doing its best to control the epidemic. He added the Government will announce its measures in due course. “While we will do our...

September 20, 2022