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Health authorities warned there may be a silent transmission of Covid-19 in Tuen Mun after two of the eight confirmed cases on Wednesday were found to live in the district while another resident there tested preliminarily positive for the virus.

The Centre for Health Protection said the two local cases involved ar...

April 7, 2021
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A private charity dedicated to assisting vulnerable migrant mothers in Hong Kong was able to assist 1,153 babies, children and women in 2020 amid the social unrest and the Covid-19 epidemic.

PathFinders released its Impact Report 2020 on Sunday, citing that it has engaged 44,098 migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in it...

April 6, 2021
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Six more female arrivals from the Philippines were confirmed with Covid-19 on Monday, with four of them carrying a mutated variant of the coronavirus.

The Centre for Health Protection said the arrivals from the Philippines are among 16 new infections—15 imported and 1 locally transmitted—pushing the city’s c...

April 5, 2021
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Commutes will become more expensive starting Apr. 4 as four franchised bus operators in Hong Kong are scheduled to increase fares.

The government said in a statement on Mar. 16 that about 90% of passengers will pay no more than HK$1 extra per trip with the fare hike on Sunday.

Fares for Citybus an...

April 4, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed 19 new Covid-19 cases on Friday—12 imported and seven locally acquired—bringing the city’s coronavirus caseload to 11,500.

Of the imported cases, six were from the Philippines, and all of them were domestic workers found with a SARS-CoV-2 variant. Experts say the vari...

April 2, 2021
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Vaccines from BioNTech will be available again in community vaccination centres starting Monday, Apr. 5, after the German drug developer addressed packaging issues in earlier batches of the jabs shipped to Hong Kong.

Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip said over 180,000 people with vaccination appointments were affe...

April 1, 2021
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Health authorities confirmed six new Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong on Wednesday—with five of them from outside the city and only one locally transmitted.

Four of the six confirmed cases were found to carry a mutated variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, the Centre for Health Protection said. These inclu...

March 31, 2021
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The Labour Department on Tuesday said that it will continue to set up mobile Covid-19 testing centres in foreign domestic workers' haunts on all Sundays this April and the day following Ching Ming Festival (Apr. 5). It earlier provided the service on March 14 and 21 to enjoin FDWs to get tested. "We strongly encourage FDHs to participate in ...

March 30, 2021
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The Hong Kong government will keep measures easing the burden on foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and their employers amid travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A statement released on the government website on Monday said employers of FDWs can still extend contracts expiring on or before June 30, 2021...

March 29, 2021
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A 22-year-old student of Hong Kong Baptist University is the sole local case among the eight Covid-19 infections health authorities confirmed on Monday.

Monday’s tally broke the city’s two-day streak of having no local Covid-19 cases. The source of his infection is unknown, the Centre for Health Protection said....

March 29, 2021