Posts by Hong Kong News Staff

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aaaAt 10:00 pm last night (May 27), the Wanchai District Licensing Unit, Wanchai District Miscellaneous Team, Wanchai Police District Anti-Triad Operations Unit, together with the Tactical Unit, launched an anti-crime operation code-named "PENTAGON" and "PINETOWER" to combat violent crimes and conduct raids on liquor-licensed premises in the district, and to remind restaurant licensees and members of the public to strictly comply with the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulations (Cap. 599F). Found in a bar at 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai, at ap...

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aaaA case of breach of condition of stay was heard against a Filipino woman at Shatin Magistracy Courts yesterday, 27 May. The former domestic worker, Magbanua G.Z., looked very calm in front of Acting Principal Magistrate David Cheung Chi-wai while a Filipino interpreter read the charges against her of breach of condition of stay, an offense contrary to section 41 of the Immigration Ordinance, Cap.115, Laws of Hong Kong. The court document said that Magbanua surrendered last February 28, 2022, at the Immigration Office. Upon investigation, ...

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aaaA Series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations by the Immigration Department (ImmD) and Hong Kong Police Force was mounted again for four consecutive days from May 23 to yesterday (May 26). The combined authorities, the operations with codenamed “Lightshadow” and "Twilight" from the ImmD and codenamed "Champion" and "Powerplayer" from the HK Police Force resulted in the arrest of a total of 10 suspected illegal workers, five suspected employers, and one suspected aider and abettor were arrested. During the anti-illegal w...

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aaaThe Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) office in Hong Kong received 8000 applications from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for special assistance in the recovery of COVID-19 infection said Mrs. Virsie Tamayao, OWWA welfare officer. Mrs. Tamayao said that the 8000 applicants were received from the month of January, this year up to the present month, May, or during the 5th wave (started on December 31, 2021) of the pandemic in Hong Kong. Those eligible to receive the amount of US$200 for special assistance are OWWA members and ...

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aaaThe Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported today, 26 May, 251 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases of which 111 were tested by nucleic acid tests and 14o were detected using the rapid antigen tests (RATs). 39 of the reported positive with COVID-19 are imported cases the rest are locally infected. A total of 1,198.707 people have contracted the virus since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic. According to the whole genome sequencing analysis by the DH's Public Health Laboratory Services Branch, Hong Kong has recorded a total...

May 26, 2022
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aaaFerdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines, as announced by the Congress of the Philippines, yesterday, May 25. At the Joint Session of the 18th Congress of the Philippines, overseen by Senate President Tito Sotto and Speaker of the House Representative of the Philippines Lord Allan Velasco and stated by Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Majority Floor Leader Martin Romualdes, Marcos Jr. was proclaimed as the President-elect of the Philippines. Marcos, who ran under ...

May 26, 2022
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aaaAs the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Ms. Carrie Lam, announced that inbound travel restrictions will continue, including the 7-day hotel quarantine, two hotels will start accepting room bookings from May onwards. Conrad Hong Kong and Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriot Hotel are two added hotels enlisted as designated quarantine hotels (DQHs) that will commence service in early June. A Government spokesman said, "Two more hotels can join as DQHs after assessment. They will commence service till the end of the current cycle at the end of July."...

May 25, 2022
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aaaThe Filipino domestic worker who was accused by her employer of stealing HKD500,000 cash and was arrested by the Police was released by the Unit Team No. 4 of the Eastern Police District. A Police spokesperson confirmed this over the phone interview with HKNEWS. Police said that the Filipino domestic worker was released “unconditionally”. The Police spokesperson said that they received the report yesterday from the investigating unit. A police spokesperson explained that if the person was “released unconditionally”, the person was...

May 25, 2022
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aaaWith another five weeks to go as the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Ms. Carrie Lam, speaking ahead of her Executive Meeting, announced this morning, May 24, that it is very unlikely to have more relaxations on border controls during her term. She explained, “In other words, we will still have hotel quarantine; we will still require vaccination before a passenger could board a plane to Hong Kong; and we will still impose "test-and-hold", whether at the airport or at the hotel, for a PCR test (polymerase chain reaction nucleic acid test) in o...

May 24, 2022
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aaa"LeaveHomeSafe" hotline starts operation today To those who were asking for the “LeaveHomeSafe” inquiries on different issues, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) announced the good news yesterday, May 22. Starting today, May 23, the "LeaveHomeSafe" hotline will start the operation to handle public inquiries on the installation or use of the the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app or use of the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app in areas such as the functionality and updates of the app and storing and display of the...

May 23, 2022