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Health officials announced Sunday that all workers at the airport should get tested for Covid-19 after a 50-year-old porter who worked there was confirmed infected with a coronavirus variant.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan, communicable disease branch head at the Centre for Health Protection, said the man had tested positive ...

July 11, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection reported three new Covid-19 cases on Thursday—all imported—bringing Hong Kong’s coronavirus caseload to 11,949.

Of the three new cases, two were confirmed carrying a coronavirus strain with the L452R mutation. The mutation is found in several variants of concern, including the ...

July 8, 2021
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More than a million workers will enjoy more days off beginning next year after the Legislative Council on Wednesday passed a bill increasing the number of statutory holidays every two years until 2030.

Under the legislation, all workers will be entitled to 17 statutory holidays by the end of the eight-year transitio...

July 7, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection said Tuesday the Covid-19 infection of a US Consulate General staffer is likely a “re-positive” case.

In a statement, the CHP said the 25-year-old woman’s Covid-19 test result was negative upon admission at a hospital. She also tested positive for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2,...

July 6, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed a genetic link between the local coronavirus variant infection of a part-time hotel cleaner and a previously imported case.

Genetic sequencing showed that the viral sample from the 41-year-old female cleaner was similar to that of an Indonesian domestic worker who had under...

July 5, 2021
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A US Department of State report published on Saturday recommended better protection for foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong to reduce their vulnerability to human trafficking.

The 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report said some of the measures to protect FDWs include prohibiting worker-charged recruitment fees, aboli...

July 4, 2021
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Health authorities on Friday said they are looking into why a hotel room cleaner who earlier tested positive for a coronavirus variant yielded negative tests results when she was screened for Covid-19 upon hospitalisation.

The Centre for Health Protection said the 41-year-old woman who worked at Bridal Tea House Hot...

July 2, 2021
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A building in Aberdeen was placed under lockdown on Thursday night after a female hotel cleaner who lives there tested preliminarily positive for a mutant strain of the coronavirus. The Centre for Health Protection said it is investigating the L452R mutant strain infection of a 41-year-old part-time cleaner at Bridal Tea House Hotel, which is...

July 2, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed two new imported Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the city’s coronavirus caseload to 11,924.

The two cases involve an 18-year-old man from Britain and a 34-year-old female domestic worker from Bangladesh. They both arrived on June 28 and were found to be carrying a c...

June 30, 2021