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Foreign domestic workers will no longer be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before their work visas are processed but they need to undergo another round of testing, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday. In a briefing, Lam said the decision was made after taking into account public opinion and a discussion with the consulates of the...

19 hours ago
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Hong Kong’s first known local Covid-19 variant carrier may face an additional charge for providing false information to immigration officials while they tried to trace his close contacts.

Syed Mohamed Rizvi, donning a mask and a face shield, did not enter a plea to the charge read aloud when he appeared before the...

May 10, 2021
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The Food and Health Bureau said almost 340,000 foreign domestic workers have complied with a mandatory Covid-19 testing order ending on Sunday, May 9.

The figure recorded by 6 p.m. today is around 91% of Hong Kong’s total FDW population by the end of April.

A statement released late Sunday eveni...

May 9, 2021
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Authorities arrested on Saturday two people for withholding and giving misleading information which may have sparked a cluster of local infections involving a highly contagious coronavirus strain.

A government statement issued Saturday evening said the Department of Health laid holding charges against a 29-year-old ...

May 9, 2021
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Two places foreign domestic workers frequent were issued with compulsory testing orders on Friday evening.

In a statement, the government ordered everyone who stayed at the shopping mall Worldwide Plaza for more than an hour on May 1 and May 2 to get tested for Covid-19 before May 10.

May 8, 2021
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Hong Kong will shorten the quarantine period of inbound travelers and close contacts of earlier confirmed Covid-19 cases if they are fully vaccinated against the disease, health officials announced Friday.

The move, which will take effect midnight of May 12, comes as thousands were sent to quarantine centres follow...

May 7, 2021
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A popular catering group Friday dispelled rumors that it has banned Filipino domestic workers from entering branches of its fast-food chain across Hong Kong.

In a statement, the Café de Coral Group said the allegations were “absolutely unfounded and untrue.”

“We aim to offer an array of n...

May 7, 2021
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Over 201,000 foreign domestic workers have tested for Covid-19 from May 1 to 4 in compliance with a government mass testing order, the Labour Department said Thursday.

The figure accounts for around 54% of the 370,000-strong domestic worker population in Hong Kong.

About 130,000 more FDWs have boo...

May 6, 2021
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Two gatherings may have played a part in the spread of the mutant strain of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, health officials reported Wednesday.

The Centre for Health Protection found possible links between the infections of a returnee from Dubai and three Filipina domestic workers. All four of them carried a SARS-CoV...

May 5, 2021