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The Philippine Consulate General said on April 5 that another overseas Filipino worker in Hong Kong has been discharged from the hospital after recovering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings to three the number of Filipinos who were cleared of COVID-19 this week. On April 2, the PCG said that two more Filipino...

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After almost a month in confinement, Jinkie Alhambra, the Filipina domestic worker who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on March 10, has finally been discharged from the hospital. “Thank God yes!,” she told Hong Kong News when we tried to confirm if she has been released on April 1. Alhambra was the fifth Filip...

April 1, 2020
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Can foreign domestic workers who are under home quarantine still get their salary? The Labour Department told Hong Kong News that they can - if they continue to work while completing their 14-day home quarantine. “If an FDH (foreign domestic helper) stays in his/her employer’s residence during the quarantine period and continues to perf...

March 30, 2020
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The Department of Health (DH) told Hong Kong News on March 27 that two more Filipinos from the bar and band cluster have contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The bar and band cluster refers to the band members, staff and customers of the following bars and clubs who have tested positive for COVID-19: Insomnia, Dusk Till Dawn, Kag...

March 27, 2020
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The Centre for Health Protection said on March 26 that a domestic worker who arrived in Hong Kong on March 16 from Manila tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. She is the fourth domestic worker who took a Manila-Hong Kong flight who was later confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.  The first transited thro...

March 27, 2020
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The Department of Health confirmed to Hong Kong News on March 25 that six other Filipino members of a band who played in Lan Kwai Fong tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The band played at the Insomnia bar at 30-32 D'Aguilar St. "They also played in Wan Chai," the Information and Public Relations Divis...

March 25, 2020
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A Filipina domestic worker who flew to Hong Kong from Manila tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus disease. She is the third Filipina domestic worker who flew to Hong Kong from Manila to have been confirmed to have contracted the virus. The first transited through Taipei while the second one is case no. 327. ...

March 24, 2020
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Another Filipino domestic worker tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Philippine Consulate General said on March 23, bringing to three those who have been confirmed to have contracted the disease within the same day. The confirmation for the third case came merely hours after the Hong Kong Health Department told the ...

March 23, 2020
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The Department of Health confirmed to Hong Kong News that the 276th person infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a Filipino. "The patient of case 276 is a Filipino," the Information and Public Relations Division of  the Department of Health said in an email on March 23. Case no.276 is a 29-year-old musician who worked in ...

March 23, 2020
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Due to travel restrictions and compulsory quarantine arrangements introduced to curb the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak,  the Labour Department in Hong Kong said on March 21 that foreign domestic helpers (FDH) need not go back to their countries immediately - or within 14 days, as stipulated under the law - when their respective con...

March 21, 2020