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Hong Kong government announced their latest health emergency regulations on August 23 that will extend the city’s existing social distancing measures. Under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance, these measures will be effective from August 25 to Sep 7. Furthermore, these restrictions on relevant premises will be adjusted to allow...

August 25, 2022
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The Kowloon City Police District Special Duties Team, together with officers from the Kowloon City Divisional Task Force, Hung Hom Divisional Task Force, West Kowloon Emergency Unit, West Kowloon Regional Tactical Unit, Labour Department, and Immigration Department, conducted an inter-departmental anti-illegal immigrant and illegal labor operation ...

August 23, 2022
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The police reported that a ‘resident’ called their office on Saturday, 20 August at 2:40 pm, to inform them that a person hanged herself with a rope inside the toilet. The police arrived at the address given by the caller at a village house on Tai Shue Ha East Road, Yuen Long. The officers arrived at the scene and confirmed that the perso...

August 22, 2022
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“We are very sorry”, these were the words of the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the statement published on the website of the DSWd on Saturday afternoon after the overcrowding in their main office in Quezon City and other branches on the first day of distribution of educational aid. Sec Tulfo said tha...

August 21, 2022
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The daily average of Covid-19 cases went up by 3 percent for the period August 8 to 14, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday (15 August). From 3,904 per day from August 1 to 7, the number swelled to 4,001 daily last week. The latest case bulletin showed there were 28,008 new cases and 229 verified deaths in the recent wee...

August 19, 2022

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://hongkongnews.com.hk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/20220817193216420_360p.mp4"][/video] The Centre for Health Protection today said it is looking into 5,563 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 2,167 were directly identified through nucleic acid tests and 3,396 via verified rapid antigen t...

August 17, 2022
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36-year-old OFW using different names on her HK ID gets  two years suspended sentence A big smile from the 36 years old OFW was obviously a result of her happiness after the Magistrate announced that she will not be imprisoned for her criminal offense against the Immigration Department. Instead, Principal Magistrate David Cheung Chi-wai of S...

August 17, 2022
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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