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A migrant support group called on the Hong Kong government to introduce clearer policies ensuring suitable quarters for foreign domestic workers, including a ban on the use of toilets and kitchens for FDW’s accommodation.

The Mission for Migrant Workers published a report on Wednesday entitled “Between a Toilet ...

June 16, 2021
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Inbound travelers from Indonesia will have to observe stricter boarding and quarantine measures starting Monday, June 21, as Hong Kong confirmed two new imported Covid-19 cases from the country on Tuesday.

The government said in a statement that it will classify Indonesia as a “very high-risk...

June 15, 2021
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Labour Department officers ordered 20 foreign domestic workers to undergo testing after they did not do so during the second round of mandatory Covid-19 screening for helpers from May 15 to 30.

A statement on the government website said labour officers checked the Covid-19 testing records of 2,268 FDWs in their pop...

June 14, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection reported no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the sixth consecutive day Hong Kong has recorded no local infections.

The city’s Covid-19 case tally stays at 11,878.

In the past weeks, Hong Kong recorded 40 coronavirus infections including three loc...

June 13, 2021
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Flights operated by Cathay Pacific departing Jakarta will be barred from landing in Hong Kong for two weeks starting Saturday, after three of the airline’s passengers tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival the day before.

A statement from the Centre for Health Protection said passenger flights from the carrier ...

June 12, 2021
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Labour and Welfare Secretary Dr. Law Chi-kwong said Wednesday that Hong Kong has no plan to admit domestic helpers from Mainland China amid a shortage of workers due to anti-epidemic restrictions.

Law said this in response to Legislative Council member Starry Lee who asked if the city will copy Macau’s practice of...

June 10, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed four new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, all of them imported, bringing the city’s coronavirus caseload to 11,873.

Among the four confirmed infections are two foreign domestic workers. One arrived from Sri Lanka on June 5 and was detected carrying a coronavirus variant with ...

June 9, 2021
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Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that it is “not the right time” to relax existing social distancing measures after health authorities detected local Covid-19 cases involving a coronavirus variant in Hong Kong.

Before the Executive Council meeting, Lam appealed to business owners to understand that loosen...

June 8, 2021