Posts by Hong Kong News Staff

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aaaHealth Authorities detected the new B.1.1.529 variant of the coronavirus from the two cases in Regal Hotel. 12 persons who had stayed in the hotel from Nov. 11 to Nov. 14 in the three rooms to the left and the right of the two rooms concerned will undergo a compulsory quarantine at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre for 14 days. According to the genome sequencing analysis by the University of Hong Kong, both cases (12388 and 12404) had highly similar genetic sequences and viruses belonging to the newly emerged variant, B.1.1.529. The ind...

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aaaStrengthening the anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism capabilities in Hong Kong, the Financial Investigation Division of Narcotics Bureau (FI NB) was detached from the Narcotics Bureau (NB) and has operated as the Financial Intelligence and Investigation Bureau (FIIB) with effect on June 1. The FIIB reported in the press conference on Nov. 22, that in the case of money laundering using Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) accounts, the biggest amount of money involved is approximately HK$2.4 million in criminal proceeds. They ...

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Hong Kong Authorities banned the use of masks with an exhalation valve or vent for a person and their accompanying carer quarantining at a designated quarantine hotel (DQH), issued on Nov. 24, to further prevent the transmission of Covid-19.
The new direction under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Cap. 599F) came after an investigation of the two confirmed cases, who both stayed at Regal Airport Hotel located in Chek Lap Kok for compulsory quarantine after arrival in Hong Kong from abroad. They stayed in room...

November 25, 2021
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aaaThe welfare officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Hong Kong, Ms. Virsie Burgos-Tamayao advised Filipino domestic workers (FDWs) to visit the OWWA office before planning to go back home when they have health issues. Ms. Burgos-Tamayao reminds FDWs to inform OWWA-HK when having health problems and have a plan to go home in the Philippines at least 7-days before flight departure for proper endorsement and coordination with OWWA-Philippines, other local authorities, and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) families. Wel...

November 24, 2021
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aaaWho wants to see 600 flowering plants of the Rose family during your day off? The Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department(LCSD) invites the public to an exhibition of Plants of Rose Family (Rosaceae) at Hong Kong Park starting Dec. 1. The public will have a chance to take a closer look at a thematic exhibition of the Rose family (Rosaceae) at the Forsgate Conservatory in Hong Kong Park.

November 24, 2021
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aaaFrenelyn Nem and Almira Fernandez are domestic workers whose visas were refused by the Immigration Department (ImmD).They need to go back to the Philippines to apply for their new employment visa. But the families they have back in the Philippines depend on their income: for daily food, school fee, medicines, and lots of bills. They worked very hard for their employers, doing all chores assigned to them and following all the whims of their employers. The ImmD and Labour Department (LD), who have the power to decide on the future of the FD...

November 23, 2021
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aaaTwo domestic workers (DWs), one from Indonesia and one from the Philippines, are among the three confirmed positive imported Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) announced today, Nov. 22. The 24-year-old female domestic worker from the Philippines was asymptomatic when she arrived in Hong Kong last Nov. 18 via Cebu Pacific CJ572 flight. She tested positive while staying at the government quarantine facilities in Penny’s Bay at Lantau Island. She received one dose of Janssen on July 30 in the Philippines. T...

November 22, 2021
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aaaA Filipino female domestic worker was confirmed positive with Covid-19. She adds to the current number of confirmed cases the Philippines has imported to Hong Kong. The 35-year-old Filipino arrived on Nov. 17 via flight CX906. She received one dose of vaccine in the Philippines on July 17 from Janssen. The 75-year-old male from the UK is the other person confirmed with Covid-19 today. He arrived in Hong Kong on Nov. 19 via flight CX252. He received two doses of vaccine in the UK from BioNTech on Aug. 20 and Oct. 29. The two confirmed p...

November 21, 2021
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aaaA community of Filipinos and Indians, parents of playmates and schoolmates, spend their last moments with Zairalaine Shaikh, the 7-year-old Filipino-Indian girl who died of choking on Oct. 27. The Primary 2 student, daughter of Elena Leones Siobal from Abra, choked on a piece of jelly she had during her school break at Chiu Sheung School in Pok Fu Lam last month, where Zaira was immediately rushed to the hospital. A week after, doctors from Queen Mary hospital certified her brain dead, and after a few hours in the arms of her mother, the ven...

November 21, 2021
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aaaThe Immigration Department (ImmD) arrested 19 suspected illegal workers during the territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations from Nov. 15 to 18. The ImmD Task Force officer raided 19 locations arrested 13 suspected illegal workers and six suspected employers. The 'Twilight' operation targeted a car park, industrial building, residential buildings, retail shops, restaurants, vegetable stalls, and warehouses. Four of them were holders of recognisance forms prohibiting them from taking any employment. One woman was suspected of using and...

November 20, 2021