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Hong Kong residents aged 70 and above may get Covid-19 jabs without the need to book an appointment starting Thursday, in a bid to encourage the elderly to get vaccinated.

The government announced on Tuesday around 4,600 same-day vaccination tickets will be opened in 24 community vaccination centres to accommodate s...

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A Filipina domestic worker is still unconscious in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after she fell from a flat on the fourth floor of Regal Court in Kowloon City Friday.

A police report obtained by Hong Kong News said the estate’s security guard informed them at 1:49 p.m. of a woman found lying on the ground who was sus...

July 24, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection reported two new Covid-19 cases on Friday—both imported—bringing the number of recorded infections in Hong Kong to 11,974.

ADVERTISEMENT (Click to know more) July 23, 2021

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The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) said Tuesday it issued legal proceedings on behalf of a foreign domestic worker who alleged that her former employer sexually harassed her.

In a statement on Tuesday, the EOC said the helper was allegedly harassed by her employer several times over the course of her employm...

July 21, 2021
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Qatar Airways passenger flights departing Doha will be barred from landing in Hong Kong for two weeks after four passengers onboard the carrier’s flight to the city tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Centre for Health Protection said the flights operated by the airline will b...

July 20, 2021
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Tighter policies for the screening and handling of non-refoulement claims, or appeals for protection against deportation, will take effect on Aug. 1.

A press release published on the government website said the amendments to the Immigration Ordinance will enhance efficiency in screening the claims and prevent some ...

July 19, 2021
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JULY 15 2021 — An elderly doctor found guilty of molesting his Filipino domestic worker was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment on Thursday.

Eastern Court Magistrate Daniel Tang meted out the sentence to Brian Drew Apthorp, 83, who was convicted of two counts of indecent assault against his female helper only n...

July 15, 2021
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The Smart Renewal service for foreign domestic worker’s visa extensions will also cover applications sent in by post or drop-in box starting July 20, the Immigration Department said Thursday.

In a statement, the Department said they extended the coverage beyond online applications since the service has gained ...

July 15, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed three new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, all of them imported and carrying a mutated strain of the coronavirus. A staffer from the Health Department told Hong Kong News they were found with the L452R mutant strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19. This mutation is linked to several variants,...

July 14, 2021
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Health officials said Tuesday that they found a link between an airport porter’s infection with the coronavirus’ Delta variant and imported Covid-19 cases from Russia.

The Centre For Health Protection also said the case was not linked to the Delta variant infection of an airline ground crew staffer at the airpor...

July 13, 2021