Only FDWs who receive a compulsory testing notice (CTN) should undergo compulsory testing

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On the second coming of a weekend of this year, 2022, the Labor Department reminded on Jan. 14, the foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to comply with social distancing measures and for those FDWs who only received notices that need to take compulsory testing.

The Compulsory testing notices (CTNs), were announced by the Government to notify the public of the places where the person positive with Covid went to. Usually, through LeaveHomeSafe (LHS), the person who went to the same place where the positive person visited would receive an SMS notice to get a PCR test.

Appealing to the public, Labor Department (LD) spokesman said, “According to the CTNs issued by the Government, any persons who had been present at specified places during the specified date(s) and time period(s) should undergo the multiple tests on time as required. The above compulsory testing requirement also applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course”.

To remind specifically the FDWs, the LD spokesman said, “We remind FDHs to strictly observe the requirements and appeal to them to avoid gatherings (including those in boarding facilities), food sharing and other social activities on their rest days and holidays, and stay at home for rest as far as possible in order to safeguard their personal health and reduce the risk of infection. We also encourage employers and FDHs to discuss rest day arrangements, so as to minimize the health risk of participating in social activities.”

Most of the FDWs in Hong Kong enjoy their day off during the weekend, Saturdays, and Sundays who usually stay in different parks, bridges, and other spaces where they can enjoy a one-day rest of working domestic chores.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong recorded several confirmed cases of 12,852, with cases tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus: 13,016; 213 deaths, and 12,327 discharged.

From Dec. 30 – Jan. 12, there are total cases of 383. Out of 383, 54 cases are epidemiologically linked with imported cases/possibly import-related cases, one (1) local case and imported cases are 328.