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Cases of ill-treatment and violence against migrant domestic workers increased in 2020, aggravating other subpar working conditions due to the pandemic, a report from an overseas workers’ support group showed.

The 2020 Service Report of the Mission for Migrant Workers showed it provided assistance to 11,285 migran...

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All arrivals from the Philippines will likely still undergo 21-day hotel quarantine after the Hong Kong government released on Thursday new quarantine arrangements for people coming to Hong Kong from outside China.

The government said it will monitor the Covid-19 situation across the globe, but it listed down countr...

April 15, 2021
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Hong Kong residents aged 16 to 29 can start booking appointments for vaccination against Covid-19starting Apr. 23, the government announced Thursday.

Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip, who oversees the mass inoculation program, said this will allow another 1.08 million people in Hong Kong to get the shots.

April 15, 2021
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The Hong Kong government imposed stricter conditions for banning inbound flights carrying passengers with Covid-19 in its bid to curb the importation of new coronavirus variants. Starting Wednesday, all flights to Hong Kong from a specific country will be banned if five or more passengers in any departing trips from that country within seven day...

April 14, 2021
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Hong Kong recorded 13 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday—10 imported and 3 local—pushing the city’s coronavirus caseload to 11,608.

The Centre for Health Protection said eight of the 10 imported cases carry a coronavirus variant of concern.

Five of th...

April 13, 2021
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People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can look forward to shorter quarantine periods upon arrival in Hong Kong as the government poises to ease anti-epidemic measures for those who have been inoculated.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Monday inbound travellers from areas deemed as “low-risk”—like Australia,...

April 12, 2021
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Health authorities said Saturday it will send more residents of a housing block in Tuen Mun after detecting more Covid-19 infections in its tenants.

The Centre for Health Protection said it is continuing its probe at Block 3, Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun after two more Covid-19 cases living there were con...

April 10, 2021
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Immigration authorities rejected 168 more employment visa applications from foreign domestic workers in March in its intensified crackdown on suspected ‘job-hoppers’ in Hong Kong.

An Immigration Department staff member told Hong Kong News on Friday that their Special Duties team nixed 523 visa applications from...

April 9, 2021
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Five domestic workers from the Philippines who entered Hong Kong tested positive for a variant of the coronavirus which causes Covid-19, health authorities said Thursday.

A staff member from the Department of Health said all five workers flew into the city via Cebu Pacific flight 5J272 on Mar. 25. They are among the 10 confirmed Cov...

April 8, 2021
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The Hong Kong government has decided to put on hold the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines from British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca amid reports of possible links between the jabs and rare blood clots.

In a panel meeting at the Legislative Council Friday, Health Secretary Prof. Sophia Chan said the govern...

April 9, 2021