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A health insurance policy that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) must have while working abroad has been temporarily suspended. In a statement issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and posted on POLO-HK’s Facebook page, it said the implementation of the expanded compulsory insurance coverage needs to be revisited. ...

August 10, 2022

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://hongkongnews.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/20220808173308217_360p.mp4"][/video] In today's press conference, Chief Executive John Lee announced today that starting August 12, people arriving in Hong Kong from Taiwan or overseas places will have to spend three days in hotel quarantine instead of t...

August 8, 2022
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Speaking at a Command and Coordination Group press conference this morning, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-Chiu announced today, August 8, that Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine for incoming travelers will be reduced from seven days to three days which will take effect on Friday, August 12. CE John Lee explained that the three-day plus four-day arrang...

August 8, 2022
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International travelers entering Hong Kong may see their mandatory quarantine time period cut short as the city officials plan to further discuss the matter on Monday, Aug. 8, according to reports from local media.  The quarantine policy was set to be discussed on Friday mor...

August 6, 2022
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For four consecutive days, from August 1 to 4, the Immigration Department (ImmD) mounted a series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations codenamed "Greenlane", "Lightshadow" and "Twilight". A total of 11 suspected illegal workers and six suspected employers were arrested on these days. During the anti-illegal worker operations, Im...

August 6, 2022
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A Filipino tested positive for monkeypox in the Philippines - the first of its kind - according to Philippine authorities on July 29. The case is a 31-year-old Filipino national who arrived from abroad last July 19. The case had prior travel to countries with documented Monkeypox cases. The case was tested and confirmed positive for Monkeypox vi...

July 31, 2022
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The Hong Kong police informed HKNEWS over the phone and email that they received reports yesterday, 28 July, that a 4m x 4m LCD screen had accidentally fallen off and hit a 27-year-old male while on stage in the concert of the Cantopop boy band MIRROR. The venue of the said concert was the Hong Kong Coliseum at Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom, inside the...

July 29, 2022
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A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Northern Philippines with Abra and Ilocos region hardest hit on Wednesday morning.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS), the earthq...

July 27, 2022
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The Filipino Migrant Workers Cancer Support Society in Hong Kong (FilMCaSS) was saddened by the news that a new member of their group passed away just weeks after they celebrate their 10th year anniversary. FilMCaSS is a group composed of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) with cancer, survivors, and supporters. Janice Valencia, the c...

July 26, 2022