tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-31563192752985547992020-12-10T17:10:54.706+08:00The SUN HK The Filipino newspaper the Filipinos trustLDhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06460216344362427331noreply@blogger.comBlogger4008125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-69359732799880548652020-12-09T22:57:00.006+08:002020-12-09T23:02:21.956+08:00Filipina DH gets 3 months for stealing clothing, Octopus cards and wallet<p><b>By Vir B. Lumicao&nbsp; &nbsp;</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hpDpmgHLCYQ/X9DlsVG5IKI/AAAAAAAAIHg/79Q9dgE-jl4GQumtHaBc3ZxXcHRTUCEtQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1352/Sept1.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1352" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hpDpmgHLCYQ/X9DlsVG5IKI/AAAAAAAAIHg/79Q9dgE-jl4GQumtHaBc3ZxXcHRTUCEtQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Sept1.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The Filipina was sentenced at Eastern Court</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">A Filipina helper was jailed three months today, Dec 9, for admitting she stole a branded piece of clothing worth $2,000, a wallet and two Octopus cards from her employer, after prosecutors threw out allegations that she also took $18,500, four watches and a charger. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">R. Sabugo, 34, pleaded guilty before Eastern Court Magistrate Bina Chainrai to an amended charge that omitted the $18,500 cash, four watches and a charger from the list of items allegedly stolen.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The prosecutor did not say why those items were stricken off.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; display: inline !important; float: none; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; orphans: 2; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table>&nbsp;The prosecution said the Filipina carried out the offense in October inside the flat of employer Duan Lin, a company director, at <st1:city w:st="on">Upton</st1:city> residential tower in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Kennedy</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Town</st1:placetype></st1:place>.<p class="MsoNormal">Sabugo stood meekly in the dock as Magistrate Bina Chainrai pronounced the sentence, ignoring the defense lawyer¡¯s request for a suspended sentence.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Police arrested the defendant on Oct 11 after Duan reported that the money, which she kept in her cabinet drawer, went missing and suspected the helper had taken it. Duan also accused Sabugo of stealing four watches, a charger, the wallet and Octopus cards.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The helper initially denied the offense, saying Duan gave her the garment. She also said the Octopus cards and wallet might have been mislaid by the employer¡¯s child in her luggage.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">It was not known whether the Octopus cards had been used, the prosecutor said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /><br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The defense lawyer said Sabugo, single, came to <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> in 2018 to work for Duan as a helper with a monthly salary of $5,000. He said his client is single, a high school graduate and the breadwinner of her father and mother.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">He said Sabugo was remorseful and admitted he committed the offense out of greed. 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text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">When Chainrai asked if any compensation was made, the prosecutor quickly said none.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The magistrate then sentenced Sabugo, giving her a one-third discount for her guilty plea.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; 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text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-70579871691738709972020-12-09T19:17:00.002+08:002020-12-09T19:19:08.548+08:00HK posts 104 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death<p><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">By The SUN</span></b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GpzgwXqZEZQ/X9CxP95KmDI/AAAAAAAAIHQ/IkgB0VQsuLc8CRVGiDC5k04sxLh0l9P1gCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/qmh%2Ba%2526e.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="707" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GpzgwXqZEZQ/X9CxP95KmDI/AAAAAAAAIHQ/IkgB0VQsuLc8CRVGiDC5k04sxLh0l9P1gCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/qmh%2Ba%2526e.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The elderly patient died at Queen Mary Hospital shortly after being transferred from AsiaWorld</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><br /></span></b><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><br /></b></div><p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt;">Hong Kong health officials have reported 104 new coronavirus infections as of today, Dec 9, pushing up the total tally to 7,180.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">The officials also reported the death of an 85-year-old patient at Queen Mary Hospital at 3:36 pm today, just over an hour after she was transferred from the community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo. She became Hong Kong¡¯s 111</span><sup style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">th</sup><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">fatality from the virus.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Meanwhile, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced it will close all public beaches and leisure facilities from tomorrow until further notice. The venues were reopened after an extended closure due to an uptick in coronavirus cases only about five weeks ago.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 17.12px;"></span></span></p><p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; orphans: 2; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table>&nbsp; <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Among those to be shut are tennis and badminton courts, all indoor sports facilities and stadiums, public libraries and museums.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Along with the announcement of today¡¯s new infections, health officials said residents of two housing blocks hit by a number of Covid-19 cases have been told to undergo testing.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">These were identified as block 8 of the Kwai Shing West Estate in Kwai Chung, and Kam Wai House at Kam Fung Court in Ma On Shan.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection ruled out locking down the two buildings under a law passed only yesterday, saying that would be pointless as some residents had already left their homes.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">¡°We don¡¯t know if those who left have been tested, therefore we need to give mandatory testing order so people would treat this matter seriously,¡± she said.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-REXY5_-DMXA/X9Cx6UNAMDI/AAAAAAAAIHY/48pBTziwKWsQQl6ZABubdBMx9swD74AfwCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/chuang%2Bdec%2B9.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><i><b><img border="0" data-original-height="730" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-REXY5_-DMXA/X9Cx6UNAMDI/AAAAAAAAIHY/48pBTziwKWsQQl6ZABubdBMx9swD74AfwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/chuang%2Bdec%2B9.jpg" width="320" /></b></i></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Chuang ruled out sealing the two residential blocks, saying some residents might have already left</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">As of today, four more cases were linked to Kwai Shing West, raising the total number of infections to 22. All residents of block 8 who stayed more than two hours at the premises on Nov 18 have been told to undergo testing.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Residents of block C of</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Kam Wai House, Kam Fung Court </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">who spent more than 2 hours in the premised on Nov 19 will also have to undergo compulsory virus testing.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Of today¡¯s new cases, 99 were locally acquired, and 5 were imported. A third, or 35, of the cases are of unknown source. More than 60 preliminary positive cases were also detected.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Three of the newly arrived patients were returning residents from the United Kingdom, one female and two males; while one is a sea crew who traveled from Romania, then Qatar. CHP staff say they are still checking the details of the 5</span><sup style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">th</sup><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">patient.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">The notable cases mentioned by Dr Chuang in today¡¯s press briefing included 12 new infections linked to the dance group cluster, six of which were also connected to the Ho Yuk Ching Willow Lodge. There are now 690 cases in this cluster, the biggest by far.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Another was a new case at Hall 5 of AWE where 13 employees who had looked after quarantined residents of a facility for the mentally handicapped have tested positive so far.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">One more CHP staff was also found infected today, raising the number of cases there to 4.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">At the Yata Supermarket in Shatin, one more employee tested positive today, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 4, and preliminary cases to 6. Staff who worked on the first and second floors of the supermarket after Nov 28 have been ordered to get themselves tested.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">One case was each detected at Pak Lok Nursing Home in San Po Kong and the Fong Shu Chuen Day Activity Centre.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Among the unlinked cases, one worked on the third floor of the Jockey Club Tuen Mun Home for the Aged Blind, and three of his colleagues and 13 residents will have to be tested.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Another was a nurse who worked at the privately-run Obstetrics and Gynecology Centre in Central. Her close contacts will be quarantined.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Also among them is a staff member of Chi Lin Nunnery Home for the Elderly in Diamond Hill who was found infected from mandatory testing. She mainly worked on the third floor, where staff looked for the elderly residents. </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Three employees and five residents need to undergo testing, while sample bottles have been distributed to others in the care home.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Among the preliminary cases were five steel fixers at a construction site at the Tseung Kwan O ¨C Lam Tin Tunnel. Six of their fellow workers at the site have been told to undergo testing.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Another was a patient at Prince of Wales hospital who was admitted on Nov 31 for diarrhea and low blood pressure. He earlier tested negative for the virus, but was found preliminary positive on Dec 8.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Ten other patients who were listed as his close contacts had tested negative. Six others who stayed in the ward with him are now being trace. Several family members of the patients have also been classified as close contacts and will be quarantined.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Meanwhile, Dr Sara Ho, a chief manager at the Hospital Authority said that as of 9am today, 1,149 confirmed patients were being treated in 22 public hospitals and the AWE facility. Among them, 39 are in critical condition, 58 in serious condition, and 1,052 are stable.</span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; 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font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">By The SUN</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-huebu7s1ZM4/X9CD_ZPkKGI/AAAAAAAAIGs/TGob6nDNYFUTjnjTyWQnUPkLxjFYoBgZgCLcBGAsYHQ/s198/tung%2Bhei%2Bcourt%2B%25282%2529.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="172" data-original-width="198" height="278" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-huebu7s1ZM4/X9CD_ZPkKGI/AAAAAAAAIGs/TGob6nDNYFUTjnjTyWQnUPkLxjFYoBgZgCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h278/tung%2Bhei%2Bcourt%2B%25282%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The dead baby was found in a flat in this housing estate in Sai Wan Ho</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"><br /></span><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The police have arrested a 24-year-old Indonesian domestic worker after the body of a newborn baby boy was found in a plastic box in a flat in Sai Wan Ho.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">A police spokeswoman said officers were called at 9pm last night, Dec 8, after the baby was found inside the box in the kitchen of a flat in Tung Hei Court at 38 Yiu Hing Road.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The infant, still attached to its umbilical cord, was certified dead at the scene.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The domestic worker was taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan for a medical check-up, but has since been released.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /><br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The spokeswoman said the woman is now being detained pending the verification of the baby¡¯s cause of death.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">Meantime, the case has been classified as ¡°concealing the birth of a child (pending).¡±</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; 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text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background: white; border: 1pt none windowtext; color: black; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background: white; border: 1pt none windowtext; color: black; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-62711489483896709252020-12-09T02:02:00.003+08:002020-12-09T17:36:17.145+08:00Star Ferry fares set to rise 30-50 cents in February <p><b>By The SUN</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAuic-AsAmo/X8-8W5l4AFI/AAAAAAAAIGY/U2ccRkhcGocSsq9hMLmzMgDiJ9vn61qVACLcBGAsYHQ/s463/star%2Bferry%2Bgreen.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="250" data-original-width="463" height="216" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAuic-AsAmo/X8-8W5l4AFI/AAAAAAAAIGY/U2ccRkhcGocSsq9hMLmzMgDiJ9vn61qVACLcBGAsYHQ/w400-h216/star%2Bferry%2Bgreen.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The iconic Star Ferry is the cheapest public transport in HK</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Star Ferry fares on the Central-Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai-TST services will increase $0.30 to $0.50 starting Feb 9 next year as the ferry operator tries to recoup losses due to the drop in revenue and rise in operating costs, the government said on Tuesday, Dec 8.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The new adult fares Monday to Friday on the Central-TST route will rise from $2.70 to $3.20 on the upper deck and $2.20 to $2.60 on the lower deck.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">On Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, the adult fare will rise from $3.70 to $4.20 on the upper deck and from $3.10 to $3.60 on the lower deck.</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 17.12px;"></span></p><p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; orphans: 2; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table>&nbsp;<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">Fares for children 3-12 years old and persons with disabilities will increase from $1.60 to be $1.90 on the upper deck and from $1.50 to $1.80 on the lower deck on weekdays.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">The fares will rise from $2.20 to $2.50 for the upper deck and from $2.10 to $2.40 on the lower deck on weekends and public holidays.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">Adult fares on the Wanchai-TST route will rise from $2.70 to $3.20 Monday to Friday and from $3.70 to $4.20 on weekends and public holidays.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">For children and PWDs, fares will increase from $1.60 to $1.90 weekdays and from $2.20 to $2.50 on weekends and public holidays.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">Children under 3 years old and passengers above 65 years old will still be free.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal">The monthly ticket on both the Central-TST and Wanchai-TST routes will rise to $160 from $135 and the tourist ticket will go up to $32 from $27.50.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">Bicycle fares on the Wanchai-TST route will rise from $14 to $16.<o:p></o:p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9u4qj70-X-o/X8-8rxzRFgI/AAAAAAAAIGg/cxYGwe9_uzQX9toZer0mtS39hy42tVGEACLcBGAsYHQ/s220/ferry%2Bred.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="165" data-original-width="220" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9u4qj70-X-o/X8-8rxzRFgI/AAAAAAAAIGg/cxYGwe9_uzQX9toZer0mtS39hy42tVGEACLcBGAsYHQ/w400-h300/ferry%2Bred.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Some of the ferries in the fleet are now painted different colours</td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><br />The fare increase was approved Tuesday by the Chief Executive in Council, the government said in a press release. The approval came more than 18 months after Star Ferry Company Ltd applied for fare hikes in April last year.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The government said it had taken into account all factors, including the financial position of Star Ferry; forecasts of changes in operating costs, revenue and return, as well as past performance of the operator in providing ferry services.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Public acceptability of the proposed fares and measures implemented by the ferry operator to save costs and generate additional revenue were considered by the government before approving the new fares, a spokesman said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°Star Ferry has suffered losses since 2018. As Star Ferry is a transport mode much preferred by visitors, in the fallout of public order events and the Covid-19 pandemic, its patronage and, thus, fare box revenue dropped significantly in 2019 and 2020, and would unlikely return to the previous level in the short to medium run,¡± he said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Since the last fare increase in July 2017, Star Ferry¡¯s operating costs have been on a continuous rise, he said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In view of the uncertain economic situation, the company¡¯s non-farebox revenue (including rental and advertising income) could not be guaranteed. Therefore, there is a need for Star Ferry to adjust its fare, the spokesman said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The amendment will be tabled at the Legislative Council on Dec 16 for approval. Upon completion of the procedures, the new fares will take effect from Feb 9, 2021.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The government consulted the Legislative Council Panel on Transport on Dec 20, 2019, and the Transport Advisory Committee on Jan 21, 2020, on Star Ferry¡¯s application for fare increases.<br /></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; 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text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /><!--[endif]--></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-54190861267914839532020-12-08T20:34:00.008+08:002020-12-08T20:36:51.323+08:00HK people told to stop partying at home as 100 Covid-19 cases reported<p><b>By Daisy C L Mandap</b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fr_wn4Z1xLQ/X89wm1u2cvI/AAAAAAAAIGA/nxZNxq6x0N4c24dGe6KwnTRST9x2Rwy9wCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/sophie%2BDec%2B8.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="696" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fr_wn4Z1xLQ/X89wm1u2cvI/AAAAAAAAIGA/nxZNxq6x0N4c24dGe6KwnTRST9x2Rwy9wCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/sophie%2BDec%2B8.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Chan says HK people must avoid dining at each other's homes to prevent the spread of the virus</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> government has, for the first time, advised people to avoid going to each other¡¯s homes over the Christmas holidays to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Health Secretary, Dr Sophia Chan, issued the call today, Dec 8, as she announced the enactment of tougher anti-virus restrictions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°We would (also) appeal to people not to cross families because this again would increase the risk of transmitting the disease, since someone may carry the virus, given that there are many asymptomatic cases,¡± she said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Shortly after she issued the appeal, the Centre for Health Protection reported that there were 100 new Covid-19 cases reported as of midnight last night.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Ninety-five of the cases were locally acquired, and five were imported. Of the local cases, 68 were linked to previous infections, mostly from clusters that developed in various districts; while 27 had unknown sources.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Chan gave details of the more stringent gathering rules announced in the morning by Chief Executive Carrie Lam.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">These include limiting dine-in services at restaurants to not later than 6pm, allowing no more than two people to dine together, and filling venues to only up to 50% of their capacity. The new rules will take effect from Thursday and last 14 days.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">A new law that gives government the power to seal off premises hit by the virus until the test results on affected people had come out, was also approved during the Executive Council session today.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Together with the power to impose mandatory testing on people in high-risk groups, this new rule will allow government to confine residents in infected buildings to their homes until after those with the virus had been identified for isolation.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_KbV9sn-39E/X89xQTgCqSI/AAAAAAAAIGI/Iy5GZzrMeFM6GZ5J6Ve07sS0bf5ocqAvgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1829/kwai%2Bshing.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1371" data-original-width="1829" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_KbV9sn-39E/X89xQTgCqSI/AAAAAAAAIGI/Iy5GZzrMeFM6GZ5J6Ve07sS0bf5ocqAvgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/kwai%2Bshing.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i>Kwai Shing West estate could have been locked down if the virus spread was extensive<br /></i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">CE Lam had said earlier such power could have been used to stop some residents of Kwai Shing West from leaving their homes before the test results on those in the affected floors had been completed.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But asked during the press briefing on the latest coronavirus situation in the city on whether a lockdown of the entire public estate was being considered, Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said no.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°The government said if the test results (of affected residents) were not satisfactory, we can lock down the estate, but the results had been satisfactory,¡± she said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Of the 1,300 tests conducted among residents, Dr Chuang said only five positive results had come out, although there were ¡°a number¡± of preliminary positive cases. This group accounts for 18 cases so far.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The biggest cluster is still by far those from the dance venues, where 13 more cases were added today, making a total of 660 so far.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hhn5mDhn6lo/XrqXZSBEMRI/AAAAAAAAFck/EJDWPZ6S54YXt887mzHRH4o38dsZOMy3gCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/connaughttravel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Another outbreak that's causing concern is the one involving staff at Halls 5 and 7 of AsiaWorld-Expo, who are tasked with looking after residents of a care home for mentally handicapped patients, who had been quarantined at the facility.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Nine more staff were found infected today, raising to 12 the total number of infections uncovered since yesterday. About 80 other staff had to be put under quarantine as soon as&nbsp; the first cases arose.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Chuang said the quarantined residents could be difficult to control, and many take off their masks in the presence of staff.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°It¡¯s difficult for staff to handle them, because they may not be very cooperative and most of them eventually become infected,¡± said Chuang.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°Just like in the other residential care&nbsp; homes in <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>or the disabled homes, when there¡¯s an outbreak, you¡¯ll find lots of staff as well as residents being infected.¡±</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNJCuuFccvk/X89yahbN2yI/AAAAAAAAIGQ/KHSb-9cKBdco1TRp7dIfu7oP9UkykaRPQCLcBGAsYHQ/s516/Dec%2B8%2BChuang.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><i><b><img border="0" data-original-height="422" data-original-width="516" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNJCuuFccvk/X89yahbN2yI/AAAAAAAAIGQ/KHSb-9cKBdco1TRp7dIfu7oP9UkykaRPQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Dec%2B8%2BChuang.jpg" width="320" /></b></i></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Chuang says AWE staff had difficulty handling the mentally disabled patients&nbsp;</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">The other cluster-related cases include 2 from the construction site in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lohas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place>, which now has 52 cases in all; 2 more from the Fong Shu Chuen Day Activity Centre, making a total of 60 cases; and three more from the Yata Supermarket, along with 7 preliminary cases.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The five imported cases were made up of a female air crew member who flew in from the <st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region>, a male sea crew from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region>, two male returnees from the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United Kingdom</st1:place></st1:country-region>, and a Pakistani man who tested positive in a quarantine centre.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Sara Ho, a chief manager of the Hospital Authority, said 71 patients had been discharged from hospital as of 9am today, raising the number of recoveries to 5,696.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">There are still 1,135 patients confined at 22 public hospitals and the AWE treatment facility. Among these, 38 are in critical condition, 46 are seriously ill, and 1,051 are in stable condition.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PADALA NA!</a><br /></b><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-9757465668273286292020-12-08T18:28:00.003+08:002020-12-08T18:30:28.501+08:002 Filipina DHs in Sogo stealing spree jailed for 3 months<p><b>By Vir B. Lumicao</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AGvsrCzt6gQ/X89TihEPPCI/AAAAAAAAIFw/epVlCre-xRkyXgEC3ctFbMGySD__OEFDwCLcBGAsYHQ/s720/sogo2.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><i><b><img border="0" data-original-height="475" data-original-width="720" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AGvsrCzt6gQ/X89TihEPPCI/AAAAAAAAIFw/epVlCre-xRkyXgEC3ctFbMGySD__OEFDwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/sogo2.jpg" width="320" /></b></i></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The theft happened inside this busy shopping mall in Causeway Bay</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Two Filipina domestic workers were each locked up for three months today, Dec 8, by an Eastern Court magistrate for taking a number of goods from Sogo department store in Causeway Bay a month ago, and then leaving without paying for anything.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">K.C. Cagaanan, 31, and J. Cacacho, 39, pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and were sentenced by Magistrate Bina Chainrai to four concurrent jail terms of three months for each of the charges.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°The two of you were convicted of theft carried out in a joint enterprise,¡± Chainrai told the two, after reading a background report on the two helpers.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">After sentencing, Cagaanan and Cacacho were immediately led back into the holding room from where they would be sent to jail.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The couple from Metro City 2, Tseung Kwan O, who employed Cacacho attended the sentencing, as the female employer did during the Nov 24 hearing, when she gave the court a letter of support for her helper.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">But the support did not appear to carry any weight as their helper was meted the same sentence as her co-accused.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The defendants were arrested by police on the evening of Nov 7 after they took away branded merchandise from four exclusive shops in the department store.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xzxFmjIu0lA/X89U436oxoI/AAAAAAAAIF4/YrV_GInd7T4hkdcye5pjZRNwl32-0eRZACLcBGAsYHQ/s500/fila%2Bsogo.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="344" data-original-width="500" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xzxFmjIu0lA/X89U436oxoI/AAAAAAAAIF4/YrV_GInd7T4hkdcye5pjZRNwl32-0eRZACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/fila%2Bsogo.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The two first targeted this shop on the 3rd floor of Sogo</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p class="MsoNormal">A police report said the pair took six pieces of garments worth a total of $5,830 from four shops: a Fila sportswear shop,&nbsp; two Calvin Klein Jeans stores and a Tommy Jeans shop, between 5:40pm and 6:18pm earlier that day.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The prosecution said a male plainclothes guard of Sogo saw Cagaanan enter the first three shops one after another to take a black backpack, two blue and one long-sleeved T-shirts, and a grey sweater without paying for them.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">She allegedly handed the stolen items outside the shops to Cacacho, who put these in a pink bag, a white bag and a paper bag.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hhn5mDhn6lo/XrqXZSBEMRI/AAAAAAAAFck/EJDWPZ6S54YXt887mzHRH4o38dsZOMy3gCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/connaughttravel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">For the last act, it was Cacacho who entered the second Calvin Klein store and stole a black T-shirt. As the pair was leaving the mall, the guard stopped them and called police after finding the unpaid goods in their bags.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PADALA NA!</a><br /></b><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-51604468786590850792020-12-08T13:19:00.005+08:002020-12-08T13:55:20.555+08:00No dine-in after 6pm, gyms & massage to close under new gathering rules<p><b><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt;">By The SUN</span></b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dfGs4cEGiQM/X88L-owHMsI/AAAAAAAAIFc/sCbbCsYyvN8nxGR6UKeGQhsqBS7Ok1ACQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Carrie%2BDec%2B8.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dfGs4cEGiQM/X88L-owHMsI/AAAAAAAAIFc/sCbbCsYyvN8nxGR6UKeGQhsqBS7Ok1ACQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Carrie%2BDec%2B8.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>CE Lam announcing the stricter rules before the Exco meeting today (RTHK photo)</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span></b><p></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt;">Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced new anti-gathering restrictions today, Dec 8, saying the measures introduced last week have failed to show results as coronavirus outbreaks continue in many districts across Hong Kong.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt;">The new restrictions include allowing restaurants to offer dine-in services only until 6pm, for gyms, massage parlors and sports venues to close down, and for more civil servants to work from home. Private companies are being urged to follow suit.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">For new arrivals from overseas, those who test negative for Covid-19 at the airport will be taken to their quarantine hotels by designated vehicles, unlike in the past when they could take public or private transport. They will also have to undergo a second test on the 19</span><sup style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">th</sup><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> day after their arrival.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Details of the new restrictions will be announced later this afternoon by the Food and Health Department.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Speaking before the start of the Executive Council meeting this morning, Mrs Lam noted that there were a total of 661 cases last week, and there were three days in which more than 100 cases were recorded.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">She also warned that more patients are getting seriously ill, and many are younger than in the previous outbreak. Of the more than 1,000 confirmed patients in hospitals now, 36 are in critical condition, and 40 are in serious condition.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"></span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; 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margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DI_tfFHECRA/X88MgPO1kTI/AAAAAAAAIFk/p6nogAXGunswGb0FUmau8yOHlMHjof4wgCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/dance%2Bresto.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="486" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DI_tfFHECRA/X88MgPO1kTI/AAAAAAAAIFk/p6nogAXGunswGb0FUmau8yOHlMHjof4wgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dance%2Bresto.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Cluster of infections from dance venues now has around 500 cases</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">To ease the effects on businesses that have been ordered to shut down for the time being, the government is considering giving out subsidies again to prevent large-scale unemployment and bankruptcies.</span><div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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font-size: 12pt;">However, Mrs Lam noted that the government had already allocated $310 billion to fight the epidemic earlier.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">Referring to the recent outbreak at the Kwai Shing public housing estate, the city¡¯s leader said the government may not have acted quickly enough to compel residents to undergo testing and prevent them from leaving their houses.</span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">She said the Executive Council will pass a new law to require those who need to undergo mandatory virus testing to remain at their designated premises before the results are obtained.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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So that is the thing that we could have done better," she said.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">Mandatory testing was implemented recently after a massive outbreak in dance venues across the city. It has since been used to compel those who had visited high-risk venues such as designated restaurants, construction sites and care homes, to go for tests.<o:p></o:p></span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PADALA NA!</a><br /></b><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-9213323129237325392020-12-07T23:12:00.003+08:002020-12-07T23:13:57.142+08:00Covid-19 cases ease to 78, but experts say 4th wave hasn¡¯t peaked yet<p><b>By Vir B. Lumicao</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CvIiWYRpDwI/X85F4d1w_OI/AAAAAAAAIFM/W_rJQ8w8wmQ1hsv_mkv5iHhmBKgTrGAywCLcBGAsYHQ/s752/CHP.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="498" data-original-width="752" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CvIiWYRpDwI/X85F4d1w_OI/AAAAAAAAIFM/W_rJQ8w8wmQ1hsv_mkv5iHhmBKgTrGAywCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/CHP.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Even the CHP was not spared, as 3 of its staff tested positive today</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Seventy-eight fresh coronavirus cases were reported today as health experts said <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> has yet to see the fourth wave of the epidemic peaking.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Centre for Health Protection said the new cases were made up of 71 local, and seven imported infections. The patients were 44 males and 34 females, with ages ranging from 14 to 88.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Ironically, the CHP itself was unspared by the virus, with three of its office staff among the confirmed cases.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Chuang Shek-kwan, head of the CHP¡¯s communicable disease branch, said she could not say if the fourth wave has peaked, as she noted that the 29 patients with untraceable sources still represented a high proportion of today¡¯s number of cases.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Earlier today, Ho Pak-leung, head of the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placetype w:st="on">University</st1:placetype> of <st1:placename w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:placename></st1:place>¡¯s Centre for Infection, expressed concern in a radio interview over the increasing number of untraceable cases, numerous local infections and various clusters involving different venues.</p><p class="MsoNormal">¡°The worst situation for sure hasn¡¯t arrived yet¡± and could turn for the worse as the weather gets colder. He said problems would mount if people hold Christmas parties in disregard of social-distancing rules.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><br />¡°It¡¯s basically impossible to put the fourth wave under control by the end of year,¡± he said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Also speaking about the fourth wave was Dr Kenny Chan, member of the HA¡¯s Coordinating Committee in Intensive Care, who disclosed that 90% or 33 of the cases admitted after Dec 1 deteriorated sharply and were sent to ICU.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">He said six of the critical cases were aged below 60. For the serious cases, 38, or 40% were over 60, nine were under 60, and two under 50. ¡°I want to remind the public to be careful. Please don¡¯t think that this disease only affects the elderly,¡± he said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qWXF-cZJDpE/X85GJODha_I/AAAAAAAAIFU/_J2gRH_OeNIQrnyT3-677oz_FhPp8cBeACLcBGAsYHQ/s390/Dec%2B7%2BChuang.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="360" data-original-width="390" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qWXF-cZJDpE/X85GJODha_I/AAAAAAAAIFU/_J2gRH_OeNIQrnyT3-677oz_FhPp8cBeACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Dec%2B7%2BChuang.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Chuang says it's too soon to say the 4th wave has peaked</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Chuang said 42 cases today are related to previous infections, including 5 in the dancing and singing group and one from the Ho Yuk Ching Willow Lodge. The construction site at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lohas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place>and Kai Tak construction site also accounted for one case each.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /><br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">A part-time employee who was in charge of crowd control at the Hong Kong Coliseum gate for five days during Hins Cheung¡¯s 8-day concert in late November was infected, said Chuang. She advised close to 50,000 people who attended the concerts to get tested.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">At the Shatin Yata department store, five staff in the meat and vegetable section tested preliminary positive, forcing the shop to close for cleansing and the remaining staff to undergo testing.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Today¡¯s cases also included a male student of Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Middle School. Chuang said she recommended the school for cleansing and its students to go for a test.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">A teacher at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Kwang</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Ming</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">School</st1:placetype></st1:place>also tested positive but the risk of infecting others was limited by the suspension of face-to-face classes.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Chuang said a male student at Prince of Wales Hospital midwifery school also tested positive. His family members tested preliminary positive on Dec 5, as did three classmates. No patient was exposed, but his classmates will undergo testing. Classes were suspended for a week.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The CHP had sent specimen bottles to residents of Block 8 at Kwai Shing West estate, where there was a new case on another floor. A cluster outbreak on the fifth floor began with one case on Nov 28, but by Dec 6, 12 more people living on the same floor had tested positive.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Chuang said the units were close together and environmental contamination was likely. During a follow-up investigation, over 20 samples were taken from lift buttons to the door handle of the rubbish room.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Another infectious disease expert, Leung Chi-chiu, said the government should complete testing on residents in the block within 24 hours, so that they can find out who should be quarantined and who should be put under medical surveillance.</p><p class="MsoNormal">His warning came amid reports some residents in block 8 had fled their homes scared, as <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>the authorities did not announce the flat numbers of those infected. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">The seven imported cases included several travelers who arrived on Dec 5: a Turkish seaman, and a returning resident each from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Morocco</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Pakistan</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region> and <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Britain</st1:place></st1:country-region>. An air crew from <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Ukraine</st1:place></st1:country-region>also tested positive on arrival on Dec 6.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">A British woman who arrived on Nov 28 was in quarantine when she was found infected.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Sara Ho, a general manager at HA,&nbsp; said that as of 9 am today, 59 confirmed Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 5,626.</p><p class="MsoNormal">A total of 1,122 confirmed patients are in 22 public hospitals and the community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo. Of these, 36 are in critical condition, 40 in serious condition and the remaining 1,046 patients in stable condition.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PADALA NA!</a><br /></b><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-38067456195611825352020-12-07T22:25:00.011+08:002020-12-07T22:31:08.849+08:00Polo to again start handing out Akap cash relief from tomorrow<p><b>By Daisy CL Mandap</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GqYH-JaD2nc/X844cRcFv0I/AAAAAAAAIEs/pBsIpQadDuk6KxHEeyoQ-iVimKvAzFpogCLcBGAsYHQ/s1352/owwa%2Bpila2.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1352" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GqYH-JaD2nc/X844cRcFv0I/AAAAAAAAIEs/pBsIpQadDuk6KxHEeyoQ-iVimKvAzFpogCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/owwa%2Bpila2.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Displaced or stranded OFWs lining up for cash aid from Polo/OWWA earlier this year</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Qualified Filipino domestic workers with pending applications for the Department of Labor and Employment¡¯s Abot-Kaya ang Pagtulong (Akap) assistance fund will start receiving their USD200 cash aid from tomorrow.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This was announced by Labor Attache Mel Dizon during a talk with a group of Filipino community leaders at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office yesterday, Dec 6.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">As Dec 8 has been declared as a non-working holiday by the Philippine Consulate, no public transactions will be entertained at Polo tomorrow. But Assistant Labor Attache Angelica Sunga said they will open ¡°exclusively for the release of funds.¡±</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Labatt Dizon said <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>¡¯s Akap fund was replenished recently after Philippine lawmakers passed the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, which released additional funds to the government for pandemic relief.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But he said that the additional fund only covers 1,000 qualified overseas Filipino workers, so the cash distribution will again stop once the money has been used up.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°<i>Kapag naubos yun, tigil na naman tayo ulit</i>,¡± he said. (Once that¡¯s been used up, we will have to stop distributing the cash aid again).</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">But if he sees that there are still many qualified applicants who didn¡¯t make the cut, Dizon said he will again request the Dole head office for additional funds.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This is the third cash replenishment from the Dole-Akap program for OFWs who either lost their jobs or were adversely affected by the pandemic, including those who were stricken with Covid-19 or were stranded by lack of flights or travel restrictions.</p><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K4N8fKfeypA/X847QGQZeuI/AAAAAAAAIFE/EAXZDgqk02Mz5yl1Jeit9Rn_Y3z_v0GugCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/powerpoint.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K4N8fKfeypA/X847QGQZeuI/AAAAAAAAIFE/EAXZDgqk02Mz5yl1Jeit9Rn_Y3z_v0GugCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/powerpoint.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Labatt Dizon during the meeting with Filcom support groups</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Dizon again reminded OFWs that only those whose job loss or displacement was directly caused by Covid could qualify for Akap.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Asked by Dolores Balladares-Pelaez how many new applicants could be covered, given that there were already hundreds of pending applications, the labor chief said about 500 more could be accommodated.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">ALA Angel, who was also in the meeting, said the number could still increase because some of those who filed applications before had already gone home, and should therefore pursue their claims in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Philippines</st1:country-region></st1:place>.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Their slots could then be given to new applicants who meet the requirements.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Dizon also again reiterated that the cash assistance from Dole and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration are one-off benefits, meaning those who had been granted relief by either agency could no longer qualify for Akap.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Asked by Pelaez if it was possible for stranded OFWs whose job loss was not due to Covid to get financial help from the government, Dizon said OWWA has been giving out small sums as emergency assistance in such cases.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Welfare officer Virsie Tamayao confirmed this, but said the cash aid was need-based, unlike Akap which is available to anyone who meets the prescribed requirements.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Tamayao said applicants to the OWWA fund are interviewed, and an assessment is made to determine if they really need help.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">But she said the fund is limited so that in the past, she would even refer cases to the Department of Social Welfare attach¨¦ or the Consulate¡¯s assistance to nationals section, which each has a cash allotment for OFWs in desperate need for help.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The requirements and qualifications of Akap applicants are specified in two forms that they must fill up, and are downloadable from the Polo website (<a href="http://www.polo-hongkong.com/">www.polo-hongkong.com</a>).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the first form, the applicant is asked to fill up certain personal and work details. The&nbsp; second&nbsp; is an ¡°attestation form¡± in which the OFW declares that the loss of job is Covid-related, and is confirmed by the employer or agent signing at the end.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">To protests by the leaders that this was an unrealistic requirement, given that in many cases of termination, the employer or agent is hostile, Dizon said this last portion could be ignored. The worker could just make her own ¡°salaysay¡± or statement detailing how the pandemic had led to her job loss or displacement.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7Pwi0yutC4I/X846vQnyopI/AAAAAAAAIE8/5HXm43Njg34rNsjzaC5aU24sN_NpVACCwCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/ayuda%2Bvemma.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7Pwi0yutC4I/X846vQnyopI/AAAAAAAAIE8/5HXm43Njg34rNsjzaC5aU24sN_NpVACCwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/ayuda%2Bvemma.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>A volunteer unpacks the food delivery for quarantined OFWs in a hotel</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Also discussed during the meeting was the "ayuda"or cash/food donations requested by newly arrived OFWs who are under quarantine, and are not provided with enough provisions by their employers.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Dizon said it is the primary responsibility of the employer or the agency to ensure the well-being of the quarantined OFW. The Polo or the Consulate steps in only in cases of emergency, if neither of the two parties can be held to account.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Groups or individuals who are asked for help by any quarantined OFWs should forward the information through a chat group between the PCG/Polo and some Filcom leaders so the concerned agency can be alerted.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PADALA NA!</a><br /></b><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-80180552079914758112020-12-07T20:43:00.004+08:002020-12-07T20:51:14.114+08:00Women amid pandemic is theme of Gabriela-HK¡¯s poster making contest<p><b>By The SUN</b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cZAToDqVfME/X84iSKxAl9I/AAAAAAAAIEc/h-Sp78fgXggjt1c8uolFH0Q81fRaaLhRACLcBGAsYHQ/s1548/with%2Bshiela.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1029" data-original-width="1548" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cZAToDqVfME/X84iSKxAl9I/AAAAAAAAIEc/h-Sp78fgXggjt1c8uolFH0Q81fRaaLhRACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/with%2Bshiela.jpeg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The contestants display their works while Bonifacio (right most) thanks them</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><p class="MsoNormal">Women are loving, but also resourceful, unflappable and brave. This was the message of the entries to the on-the-spot poster making contest held on <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Chater Road</st1:address></st1:street> last Nov 29 by Gabriela Hong Kong.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Taking the top prize was Global Alliance, represented by Marilou Gavina and Mylene Ambatan, who garnered a total score of 94.3%. A female octopus dominates their work, an apparent nod to how women are able to do multi-tasking even amid a disaster ¨C or a pandemic.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">A close second is the art work from Margie Belardo of Social Justice for Migrant Workers, who got a score of 94% from the judges. Her work shows a woman wielding a shield to ward off viruses while surrounded with hearts to signify love.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In third place was another entry from Social Justice, a collaborative work between Divina Molina and Marites Palma, who got a score of 89.3% for their effort. Their poster shows a woman in all her glory, with her body shaped like a globe. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Palma</st1:city></st1:place>said it meant to show how women are able to go through any crises with beauty and grace.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4sURnbT2Yxc/X84ivYqX4gI/AAAAAAAAIEk/AWLNv3hQr2kiHuCLsOBVmWOtRL_U0LZ0QCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/Gabriela%2527s%2Bwinning%2Bposters.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="960" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4sURnbT2Yxc/X84ivYqX4gI/AAAAAAAAIEk/AWLNv3hQr2kiHuCLsOBVmWOtRL_U0LZ0QCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Gabriela%2527s%2Bwinning%2Bposters.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The octopus entry on foreground was 1st; top right, 2nd; and second from left, 3rd.</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">The winners each received a certificate and a cash prize. The first prize winner received &nbsp;$500; the second prize, $400; and third place, $300.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /><br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">The other participants were from United Philippine Taekwondo Organization represented by Jocelyn Austria, and Horizon, with Maureen Villanueva and Charry Rose Poseo.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Gabriela chair Shiela Tebia-Bonifacio said the contest was part of her group¡¯s anniversary celebration. In the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Philippines</st1:country-region></st1:place>, the even is being marked with 10 days of action and card-writing for women political prisoners in the country.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a><br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Bonifacio says the anniversary theme is "Labanan ang Abuso! Kababaihan, Ipagtanggol ang Karapatang Pantao!¡± (Fight Abuse! Women, Protect Human Rights!)</p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; 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margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zAYimmLzEdY/X80pJVWlszI/AAAAAAAAIEE/TzS817a2TbUjZzh9J3efEf7mw5unvwMLACLcBGAsYHQ/s960/meeting.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="865" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zAYimmLzEdY/X80pJVWlszI/AAAAAAAAIEE/TzS817a2TbUjZzh9J3efEf7mw5unvwMLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/meeting.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Dizon (in pink shirt) with his key officers and the Filcom leaders</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><br /></b><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Labor Attache Melchor Dizon has reiterated that recruitment agencies cannot compel overseas Filipino workers to undergo training as this violates the&nbsp; Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 2016 Rules.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Labatt Dizon made the clarification during a meeting requested by Filipino community<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>leaders mostly coming from the group, Rage, or Rise Against Government Exactions, to get answers related to the training fee issue.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Rage leader Dolores Balladares-Pelaez said OFWs welcomed the reopening of the training fee issue as it has long been a sticking point with many newcomers, who mostly complain of being charged excessively for something that hardly benefits them.</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Asked for an update on the claims filed by about 170 OFWs to recover the training fees charged them, Labatt Dizon said his office had already begun scheduling conciliating meetings between the workers and their agencies.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But he warned that Polo could only mediate and not adjudicate or render judgment on the complaints. ¡°Bawal magbigay ng opinyon sa conciliation, dapat nasa middle ka lang,¡± he said.( We're forbidden from giving an opinion, we should just stay in the middle).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If conciliation fails, he said the case will be endorsed to POEA for further action.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">He also reminded the leaders that complaints should be filed within three years under Philippine labor laws.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°Kapag hindi mo na i-file sa loob ng 3 years, hindi na pwedeng mahabol,¡± said Dizon.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The latest that a complainant could file a case is no later than one month before the end of the prescription period, he said. That will give his office enough time to forward the original complaint to the POEA for docketing.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /><br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">He said it is the docketing in POEA that will stop the three-year time bar from running.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Thus, he was surprised to learn on assuming the post of labor attach¨¦ that an amount had been pre-set for the training fee that agencies in the Philippines could collect from the OFWs they deploy to Hong Kong.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Dizon gave a background of the 2016 Rules, which he said was an offshoot of an agreement between the POEA and the recruiters to define what constituted overcharging. He said he was a director at POEA at the time so he was part of the talks.</p> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">It was in this context that he expressed an opinion during a zoom meeting with the agencies earlier this year that domestic workers must not be required to undergo training, and if they are required as such, it is the employer who must bear the cost.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wkio_k8n7B8/X80phXJbCZI/AAAAAAAAIEM/sxidWvAF98IFGcrjn8EKsCZjMYZepSMgACLcBGAsYHQ/s960/closeup.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wkio_k8n7B8/X80phXJbCZI/AAAAAAAAIEM/sxidWvAF98IFGcrjn8EKsCZjMYZepSMgACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/closeup.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Dizon did a power point presentation of relevant POEA Rules&nbsp;<br /><br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">That prompted Alfredo Palmiery, head of the Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Philippines</st1:place></st1:country-region> (Sharp), to write to POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia to seek his opinion on the issue.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dizon distributed copies of Olalia¡¯s letter-response to Palmiery dated Jun 19 this year, in which the prohibition against compelling OFWs to undergo and pay for training, is explained succinctly.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">In the letter, Olalia cited Sec 76 of the 2016 POEA Rules which explicitly states that a recruitment agency commits an act constituting illegal recruitment if it requires an OFW to undergo training in a specified center or institution.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The same section provides that the cost of ¡°recommendatory trainings mandated by principals (employers) should be shouldered by said employers.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Another section of the law cited by Olalia provides that administrative sanctions should be imposed on a licensed recruitment agency that commits such a violation.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qqckLRo_fnE/X80p8asE4AI/AAAAAAAAIEU/ueTqopYNCJs4hQZoJ8KvMAlfIQv7CtIqACLcBGAsYHQ/s761/elderly%2Bhome.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="761" data-original-width="720" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qqckLRo_fnE/X80p8asE4AI/AAAAAAAAIEU/ueTqopYNCJs4hQZoJ8KvMAlfIQv7CtIqACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/elderly%2Bhome.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>OFWs undergoing training they paid for at an elderly home&nbsp;</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Dizon pointed to parts of Olalia¡¯s letter enumerating costs chargeable to OFWs, including the Tesda certificate of competency (NCII).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">However, the leaders said the POEA Rules do not specifically say the items listed, including for passport, birth certificate, and others, should be paid to the agency, because in reality, such costs are paid directly to the government agencies concerned.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Janette Carnay of Bethune House Migrant Women¡¯s Refuge said no OFW would agree to undergo training if there was no law that compels them to do so. Thus, the question of whether the worker had volunteered to undergo training or not should not even be an issue.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The leaders also said the failure to stop agencies from collecting illegal fees had spawned a lot of malpractices, including forcing an OFW who still has a valid NCII to undergo training again, to submit themselves to repeated medical examinations, or take out a loan to pay for their placement.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Marites Palma of Social Justice for Migrant Workers, said she was even told to undergo pre-departure orientation seminar again even if she had already worked for years in <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong and was just moving to a new employer</st1:place>.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">In the end, she said she just agreed to pay a small amount so she could skip the redundant seminar.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; 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font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-27258878198441840372020-12-07T01:14:00.005+08:002020-12-07T01:16:49.280+08:00Covid-19 outbreaks reported in AsiaWorld-Expo, public estate<p><b>By The SUN</b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tzUVCKNlV-I/X80Qy2hr3JI/AAAAAAAAIDw/JIRN7onkJQw5Xgsfx0wzLD_2EZCE8pLnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s483/cubicles.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="379" data-original-width="483" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tzUVCKNlV-I/X80Qy2hr3JI/AAAAAAAAIDw/JIRN7onkJQw5Xgsfx0wzLD_2EZCE8pLnwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/cubicles.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>AWE is a treatment facility that is also used to quarantine residents from care homes</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><br /></b><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> reported 95 new coronavirus cases today, Dec 6, as outbreaks at the AsiaWorld Expo community treatment facility and at a public housing estate in Kwai Shing sparked fresh alarm.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In a press briefing, Albert Au, principal medical and health officer at the Centre for Health Protection said a staff member at the AWE treatment center who was in contact with quarantined persons tested positive on Saturday, but had no symptoms.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Two other staff members were found preliminary positive, prompting the evacuation of about 100 people to other parts of the facility.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The three worked in Halls 5 and 7 and had attended to quarantined residents of the Tung Wah Ho Yuk Ching Willow Lodge for elderly people.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Au said other workers from the same halls will have to be tested. However, he said the risk of outbreak among the staff was low as all the staff wore adequate personal protective equipment.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Another outbreak occurred on the fifth floor of Block 8 at Kwai Shing West Estate in Kwai Chung, which left 12 members of five families on the same floor positive of the virus.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Au said there was probable environmental contamination on that floor, but when asked whether compulsory testing could be enforced on residents of the block, he said not at the moment.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°We shall first hand out sample bottles. However, we shall require all residents, especially those on Block 8, to give the samples [as soon as possible]. As for the residents of the other floors, [if they] start reporting untraceable cases, we won¡¯t rule out requiring all residents to undergo testing,¡± Au said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7y6hjZ5U6YM/X80RJxiiKmI/AAAAAAAAID4/yok2VbvFwXY2IMUr84WQSWayMqIVtq2mQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1829/kwai%2Bshing.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1371" data-original-width="1829" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7y6hjZ5U6YM/X80RJxiiKmI/AAAAAAAAID4/yok2VbvFwXY2IMUr84WQSWayMqIVtq2mQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/kwai%2Bshing.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>12 residents on 5th floor of a Kwai Shing block all tested positive for Covid-19</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Of today¡¯s new cases, 87 were locally acquired - 51 were linked to earlier infections while 36 were untraceable. The eight remaining cases were all imported, including a 23-year-old Indonesian domestic worker who arrived on Dec 4.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptyellow1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1169" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wuFxAvwTL3s/X0j2GZwBk8I/AAAAAAAAFpU/JfKF1XXnsxwHl5StPKzKF77tgpklnhhMACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labouryellow.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptyellow1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Six other imported cases who arrived on Dec 4 were a 15-year-old girl from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Britain</st1:country-region>; a 55-year-old man from the <st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region>; two women aged 25 and 64 as well as two men aged 17 and 47 from <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Pakistan</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Another Pakistani man aged 41 who arrived on Nov 22 tested positive yesterday while nearing the end of his 14-day quarantine in a room on Block A of Chungking Mansions in Tsimshatsui, the CHP said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The local cases also included a 75-year-old male patient who tested positive after going to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">United</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Christian</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placename></st1:place>¡¯s accident and emergency department at 11pm on Friday due to fever and cough.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Eighteen more patients were linked to the dance club cluster and five to the Ho Yuk Ching Willow Lodge, where 10 residents and five staff members are now confirmed to have contracted the virus.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lohas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place> construction site, four more workers and five family members were found infected, bringing to 45 the total number of patients linked to this cluster. They comprised 32 workers and 13 of their family members.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Au also reported that health authorities at the Henry G. Leong Yaumatei Community Centre were unable to identify the owner of a saliva sample that tested positive, as the person¡¯s information was not uploaded onto the system.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">He called on anyone who got tested at the centre on the morning of Dec 4 to do so again if he hasn¡¯t been notified by SMS of a negative result.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Also found positive was a chef at the M&amp;C Duck Japanese restaurant in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Causeway</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Bay</st1:placetype></st1:place>, while two other chefs there were preliminary positive cases.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Lau&nbsp;Ka-hin, chief manager of the Hospital Authority, said that as of 9am today,&nbsp;56 Covid-19 confirmed patients were discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 5,567.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">A total of 1,087 confirmed patients are confined in 22 public hospitals and community treatment facility. Lau said 31 patients are in critical condition, 31 are in serious condition and the remaining 1,025 patients are in stable condition.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PADALA NA!</a><br /><br /></b><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-74017867692559016922020-12-06T22:15:00.003+08:002020-12-07T01:07:53.110+08:00ConGen Tejada leads mask distribution to Filipino workers in Central<p><b>By Vir B. Lumicao</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9HyFFVT7fBU/X8zl5cXr6lI/AAAAAAAAIDY/W5GOQBHoWpQoHtjDlfOBJQWXqpeZ0bu5QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1352/statue%2Bsquare.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1352" height="189" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9HyFFVT7fBU/X8zl5cXr6lI/AAAAAAAAIDY/W5GOQBHoWpQoHtjDlfOBJQWXqpeZ0bu5QCLcBGAsYHQ/w400-h189/statue%2Bsquare.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i>Congen Tejada in Statue Square, distributing CUMasks he brought in a blue reusable bag</i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Consul General Raly Tejada urged Filipino workers to observe hygiene and social distancing after leading the distribution of nearly 13,000 reusable masks today, Dec 6, in Central on the first Sunday of stricter anti-coronavirus restrictions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: white;">The </span><st1:country-region w:st="on">Philippines</st1:country-region><span style="background-color: white;">¡¯ top diplomat was assisted by Filipino community leaders Alann Cayosa Mas of Federation of </span><st1:place w:st="on">Luzon</st1:place><span style="background-color: white;"> Active Groups (Flag) and Marites Nuval of Global Alliance in distributing the six-layered CUMasks donated by the Hong Kong government.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">ConGen Tejada said that despite the volume of work on Sunday at the Consulate, he felt the need to conduct the sortie because many of the Filipino domestic workers who take their day off on Sundays do not have the time to pick up a free mask at the PCG.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°My fervent request to the Filipino community is for them to observe hygiene and social distancing rules to prevent Covid infection. In this time, we need to be personally responsible for our well being. It¡¯s a fight for our very lives so we need to take the matter very seriously,¡± ConGen Tejada said after the sortie.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In a separate meeting with other Filcom leaders at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, Labor Attache Mel Dizon also urged FDWs to conform with anti-gathering restrictions, saying the HK government appears keen to crack down on violators.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9Tdp5zAV2aY/X8znGJ2XdZI/AAAAAAAAIDo/Peh3eVUyFIsbmFb2ZUZLpOdLeAVonNLpgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1050/placards.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1050" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9Tdp5zAV2aY/X8znGJ2XdZI/AAAAAAAAIDo/Peh3eVUyFIsbmFb2ZUZLpOdLeAVonNLpgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/placards.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Govt staff went about Central reminding everyone to keep their distance</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Congen added, ¡°It¡¯s too bad that our traditional Christmas gatherings may now be limited but we have no choice. Ingat po ang lahat and konti pang tiis. This too shall pass.¡±</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">He was referring to the contagion that, for the past 11 months, has infected dozens of OFWs in the city, caused thousands to lose their jobs, and prevented many from either coming to <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>, or going home to be with their loved ones because of travel restrictions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The distribution began at 3pm at <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Statue Square</st1:address></st1:street>, with ConGen Tejada walking about with a blue plastic shopping bag slung on his shoulder, approaching groups of workers around the square and handing out the CuMask donated by the <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> government.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Filcom volunteers also carried similar bags as they dispersed and went around the periphery of <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Chater Road</st1:address></st1:street> and World-Wide House handing out the masks to OFWs.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptyellow1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1169" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wuFxAvwTL3s/X0j2GZwBk8I/AAAAAAAAFpU/JfKF1XXnsxwHl5StPKzKF77tgpklnhhMACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labouryellow.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptyellow1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Many of the workers did not recognize the Consulate¡¯s top official when he gave them masks. Upon being told his identity, they all rushed to his side for a photograph. Another worker, a man, said, ¡°Thank you, General.¡±</p> <p class="MsoNormal">At the end of the day, ConGen Tejada said: ¡°12,600 pieces po and napamigay natin today and we intend to distribute more in the coming weeks.¡±</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Last month, he called leaders of some organizations registered with the Consulate and gave them CuMasks for distribution among their members.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">He did not say how many CuMasks were donated by the Hong Kong government, only saying, ¡°<i>Buhos po ang suporta ng <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> government sa atin</i>. (We have all-out support from the <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> government).¡±</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AkXhxdxQdiI/X8zmsXnUXoI/AAAAAAAAIDg/jNllPLwSC3QuKyxt9qtG7DJf-ViE1TKsQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1352/police%2Bpatrol.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1352" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AkXhxdxQdiI/X8zmsXnUXoI/AAAAAAAAIDg/jNllPLwSC3QuKyxt9qtG7DJf-ViE1TKsQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/police%2Bpatrol.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i>Police officers were also busy making sure OFWs obeyed the gathering rules&nbsp;</i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">As Consul Tejada went about with his sortie, uniformed police officers in sixes conducted foot patrols around <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Chater Road,</st1:address></st1:street> handing out leaflets and lugging a portable public address system reminding the workers of the ¡°no more than two people¡± rule for social gathering.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">They were accompanied by female staff of the Labour and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Departments who held up placards reminding people of the social distancing measures as they moved among scattered groups of Filipinos workers.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The police public relations branch says it has not received any reports so far of Filipino or other migrant workers being booked for breaching the social distancing rules.</p><div style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px;"><div style="text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img alt="https://leade7.wixsite.com/thesunads/asiandragon" border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qNzpK5g7yzo/W_Vyej2CaWI/AAAAAAAAD-w/RqnVeAj4fO8hv9wv442vaWKBtxJ_AxCxwCEwYBhgL/s1600/asiandragon.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asiandragon" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">PADALA NA!</a><br /><br /></b><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><b><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b1ZAdl24v8U/W_VyjLuansI/AAAAAAAAD-8/BW8K1axd1KgCip5hNkCoQ4AJ6OUdgLvcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/tri-d.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></b></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/tri-d" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-82732685302116594952020-12-05T22:42:00.007+08:002020-12-05T23:01:33.868+08:00 Holiday fireworks, parade and Christmas tree lighting cancelled due to pandemic<p><b>By The SUN</b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eVH64-V9XLA/X8ub0ExWe5I/AAAAAAAAICs/WdCvpWUroDMDkFvqyGeuCsX3CInK7DsxQCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/Red%2BFireworks.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eVH64-V9XLA/X8ub0ExWe5I/AAAAAAAAICs/WdCvpWUroDMDkFvqyGeuCsX3CInK7DsxQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Red%2BFireworks.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Jan 2019 was the last fireworks display on New Year's Eve in HK</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p><p class="MsoNormal">Friday was the start of Hong Kong WinterFest, but people would be hard put to tell because the huge Christmas tree which used to be lit up starting this day at <st1:street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Statue Square</st1:address></st1:street> in Central, was not installed this year.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And it¡¯s all because of the extra precautions being taken to maintain social distancing amid a new outbreak of the coronavirus in the city.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Officials said they will instead organize a virtual tour of ¡°<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Christmas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Town</st1:placetype></st1:place>,¡± from which people can learn to make Christmas wreaths, candlesticks and other handmade products online.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">No details were, however, made immediately available.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Also among the casualties of the coronavirus contagion are the New Year¡¯s Eve countdown and fireworks display, and the Chinese New Year grand parade.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">This will be the second straight year that the New Year¡¯s Eve festivities are not being held. Last year, they were also cancelled because of the anti-government protests.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5MxiquMvg0c/X8ucKZ_i9VI/AAAAAAAAIC4/WLZY1_hm17QJmcS1Ng2qcOslLkpTGj9YwCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/winterfest.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5MxiquMvg0c/X8ucKZ_i9VI/AAAAAAAAIC4/WLZY1_hm17QJmcS1Ng2qcOslLkpTGj9YwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/winterfest.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Residents will just have to contend with posing in front of Christmas displays in malls</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Likewise cancelled is the Chinese New Year parade, traditionally held on the first day of the Lunar New Year. The event, where gaily gilded floats, acrobats and dancers from all over the world regale audiences from both sides of the harbour, used to be the main attraction of the three-day festivities.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The Hong Kong Tourism Board said in a statement issued Friday that the fireworks display is being cancelled because of the need to follow social-distancing measures.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">As for the parade, the HKTB said performing groups from abroad won¡¯t be able to come to <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>because of Covid-related travel restrictions.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptpurple1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1168" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xfElrLhSP_w/X0j19h_1KaI/AAAAAAAAFpQ/xXW3fsgnuXofClf56W2G_LbUWqefX-h9ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labourpurple.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptpurple1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">In place of the two events, the HKTB said it¡¯s considering an "online and offline" celebration to usher in the Year of the Ox. The details will be announced later.</p><p class="MsoNormal">As a further dampener, the MTR also announced that there won't be any overnight train services on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve because of the pandemic.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; 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text-align: center;"><br /></div><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> has recorded 101 new coronavirus cases today, Dec. 5, the second day in a row that the daily tally has breached the 100 mark.</p><p class="MsoNormal">In a press briefing, principal medical and health officer Albert Au from Centre for Health Protection said that 92 of the new cases were locally acquired, 29 of them untraceable. The 63 other were linked to previous infections.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Au said the continuing rise in the number of cases, particularly those with unknown sources, was worrying.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">¡°What we are seeing in the past few days is that the number of cases remains at a very high level, and the proportion of untraceable cases is also increasing, so this is worrying because this signifies that there is a lot of silent transmissions in various places in <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>,¡± he said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If the trend continues, he said ¡°at some point we may encounter explosive outbreaks¡­in the near future.¡±</p> <p class="MsoNormal">He reminded everyone to observe ¡°high vigilance¡± and continue practicing social distancing and maintain good personal hygiene to help prevent such an outbreak.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Nine of today¡¯s cases were imported, including an Indonesian domestic worker who tested positive on arrival at the airport. The others included an air crew from the <st1:country-region w:st="on">United Kingdom</st1:country-region>, a seafarer, two returnees from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Pakistan</st1:country-region>, and one each from <st1:country-region w:st="on">UK</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Italy</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Turkey</st1:country-region>, and the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:place></st1:country-region>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Au said about 50 preliminary positive cases have been recorded, and could increase as more test results come in during the rest of the day.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_gyKYyx4xjE/X8uN87urcfI/AAAAAAAAICU/fw6UsVQ5YToUyO3O81R8ECpb-V6Bt7QhwCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/Au%2BDec%2B5.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="871" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_gyKYyx4xjE/X8uN87urcfI/AAAAAAAAICU/fw6UsVQ5YToUyO3O81R8ECpb-V6Bt7QhwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Au%2BDec%2B5.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Au says the preliminary cases could increase by the midnight reporting cut-off</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">The preliminary cases include an elderly couple who were taken by ambulance to Pok Oi Hospital yesterday and are now in intensive care at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Tuen</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Mun</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placetype></st1:place>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Lau Ka-hin, chief manager of the Hospital Authority, said the 77-year-old male patient had complained of feeling dizzy, and was put in an observation ward where he was given oxygen.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Subsequently, his 74-year-old wife also felt unwell, and was also admitted to the hospital. Initial tests done on the couple showed both were infected with the virus.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /><br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">A 73-year-old male patient who was undergoing medical treatment in an adjacent cubicle was declared as a close contact, and put in an isolation room. But an initial test showed he was not infected.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Most of the local cases were linked to previously identified cluster of cases, including 18 new ones from the dance cluster, making a total of about 500; six from the Tung Wah Group of Hospital Ho Yuk Ching Willow Lodge, which now has 14 positive cases, and a new case linked to the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The other linked cases include three more from a construction site in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lohas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place>, raising the tally to 34 cases; and two from the Fong Shu Chuen Hostel for disabled in Shau Kei Wan, which now has 57 cases.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptpurple1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1168" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xfElrLhSP_w/X0j19h_1KaI/AAAAAAAAFpQ/xXW3fsgnuXofClf56W2G_LbUWqefX-h9ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labourpurple.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptpurple1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">They also included a nurse at a private doctor¡¯s clinic in Whampoa whose family members had previously tested positive for the coronavirus. The doctor, Fok Lai-Sing and his two other nurses have been classified as close contacts and will be sent to quarantine.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The 29 untraceable cases included a student from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Munsang</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">College</st1:placetype></st1:place> in Sai Wan Ho.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Lau reported an incident at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">St John¡¯s</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placetype></st1:place>in Cheung Chau where an unidentified person spilled his saliva sample onto a desk after being told he missed the deadline for submission of specimen for testing by an hour.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">A nurse who was inside the room was wearing proper protective equipment, but was given a Covid-19 test to be on the safe side, and put under medical surveillance.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°We find that person¡¯s disregard of social morals regrettable,¡± said Dr Lau, adding that there was no other hospital or patients around during the incident, so the HA would not take further action against the offender.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cGTaaoVGn1k/X8uO4mwiaEI/AAAAAAAAICc/1-afuHbi0M8I_VFVZusOBJe6MTDSTKD0wCLcBGAsYHQ/s800/man%2Btaking%2Bvial.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="533" data-original-width="800" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cGTaaoVGn1k/X8uO4mwiaEI/AAAAAAAAICc/1-afuHbi0M8I_VFVZusOBJe6MTDSTKD0wCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/man%2Btaking%2Bvial.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Taxi drivers who will work from Christmas until Jan 23 are compelled to take the test</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Meanwhile, the government has ordered all taxi drivers who plan to work between Christmas and January 23, to take compulsory coronavirus tests.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The Transport Department said the two-week free testing scheme for these drivers will start on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 13 dedicated centres.<br /><br />Drivers, who take the test will receive an SMS message as proof, as well as a "Compulsory Testing Tag" for them to display.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Those who don¡¯t comply with the order could face a fixed penalty of $5,000 under new restrictions announced yesterday.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PucGgDkx-nw/X8pYmUF3tgI/AAAAAAAAIB0/_nARJePrsG4c5wq7vhssA0_pubnnGjRBACLcBGAsYHQ/s960/127608791_3964886946871944_4063898106001302886_n.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PucGgDkx-nw/X8pYmUF3tgI/AAAAAAAAIB0/_nARJePrsG4c5wq7vhssA0_pubnnGjRBACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/127608791_3964886946871944_4063898106001302886_n.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>LD staff and the police remind Filipino DHs about the gathering ban</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Labour Department has issued a new advisory calling on foreign domestic helpers to avoid eating together, and if possible, to just rest at home on their day-off.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The call was made in a statement published in the government news website this evening, Dec. 4, along with a reminder on the higher penalties for violations of the gathering restrictions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">"We remind FDHs to observe and comply with the regulations and appeal to them to avoid meal gatherings, food sharing and other social activities on their rest days and stay at home for rest as far as possible to safeguard their personal health,¡± said the statement.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">It also called on employers and workers to try to arrange rest days on a weekday instead of during the weekend, when most migrant workers gather together for their weekly holiday.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">At the same time, employers were warned that it is illegal for them to make their domestic helpers work during their day-off. If they do, they can be prosecuted, and upon conviction, fined a maximum of $50,000.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The advisory also reminded employers that if they compel their helper to work on a rest day, they must substitute another rest day for the FDH within 30 days after the original rest day. They must also notify their helper of the arrangement within 48 hours after he/she is required to work.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1168" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4zPepUwc-Hk/X0j1t0rVI_I/AAAAAAAAFpI/zoi7KbtfV4MHeYrqtQRtueeK8SehnAcKwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labourgreen.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The statement was meant to primarily remind FDHs and employers about the increased penalty for violators of gathering rules. From the current $2,000, the fixed penalty will go up to $5,000 starting next Friday, Dec 11.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The fixed penalty is imposed outright on those found violating stricter gathering rules.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Currently, no more than two people could gather in public; or eat together in a restaurant. Everyone is also required to wear a mask while in a public place, indoor or outdoor, including on public transportation and in shopping malls.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MsVcktWu4u4/X8paRwJaFsI/AAAAAAAAIB8/TRGJr26EdKAsn-SI5eDQzkeV43Hxn6orwCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/police%2Benforcers.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><i><b><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MsVcktWu4u4/X8paRwJaFsI/AAAAAAAAIB8/TRGJr26EdKAsn-SI5eDQzkeV43Hxn6orwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/police%2Benforcers.jpg" width="320" /></b></i></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>37 FDHs have been issued fixed penalty tickets so far for violating gathering rules</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p class="MsoNormal">So far, said the statement, a total of 37 FDHs have been charged with the fixed penalty for violating Cap 599G, or the gathering regulation.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°The Government will continue to conduct mobile broadcast at popular FDH gathering places across the territory to call upon FDHs to comply with the latest requirements,¡± said the statement.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">A call was also made for FDWs who are staying in boarding houses while waiting to move in with new employers to take the free Covid-19 test provided by the Labour Department until Dec 24.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Those who need to stay in the boarding facilities for an extended period are advised to ¡°retake the test as appropriate, especially before joining the new employer¡¯s family.¡±</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Specimen collection packs for FDHs are available at a temporary distribution/collection point at the Wan Chai Sports Ground.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Employment agencies are advised to assist the workers in taking the test, and to ensure that they do not stay in crowded boarding facilities so they remain healthy prior to joining their new employers.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">FDWs or employers with enquiries about the testing service may call the dedicated hotline, 2157 9537 (manned by 1823), by email to&nbsp;fdh-enquiry@labour.gov.hk&nbsp;or through the online form on the dedicated portal (<a href="http://www.fdh.labour.gov.hk/" target="_blank">www.fdh.labour.gov.hk</a>).&nbsp;</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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Lumicao</b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M-pzNRhlRF4/X8o_QtmPJ0I/AAAAAAAAIBk/e-oDnecfcM4E52a68mle6DJK2GU7WN4RQCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/PoW%2BCovid%2Btest.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M-pzNRhlRF4/X8o_QtmPJ0I/AAAAAAAAIBk/e-oDnecfcM4E52a68mle6DJK2GU7WN4RQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/PoW%2BCovid%2Btest.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Covid-19 testing tents set up outside Prince of Wales Hospital: surge far from over</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><br /></b><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> health officials have warned that the worst is far from over in the city¡¯s fourth wave of the coronavirus outbreak, as the day¡¯s tally surged past the hundredth mark again today, Dec 4.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said there were 112 new Covid-19 cases, 100 of them locally acquired.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">There were also two deaths over the past 24 hours. The first was an 82-year-old woman who passed away at <st1:placename w:st="on">Queen</st1:placename><st1:placename w:st="on">Elizabeth</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placename>, and the second was a 38-year-old man who succumbed to the disease at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Queen</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Mary</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placename></st1:place>, the city¡¯s youngest casualty of the virus.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">They were the 110<sup>th</sup> and 111<sup>th</sup> deaths out of 6,702 cases confirmed so far in <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Chuang said that of the new cases, 36 had unknown sources, while 64 cases had links to previous infections.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">More than 80 preliminary positive cases were also recorded today.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Chuang said nine more employees and a family member were linked to the&nbsp;Fong Shu Chuen Day Activity Centre &amp; Hostel cluster, bringing the total to 43 residents, 11 staff and one family member.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Among these cases, two were students at&nbsp;<st1:placename w:st="on">Pentecostal</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Holiness</st1:placename><st1:placetype w:st="on">Church</st1:placetype> <st1:placename w:st="on">Wing</st1:placename><st1:placename w:st="on">Kwong</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">College</st1:placetype>&nbsp;and&nbsp;Hong Kong Chinese Women¡¯s <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Club</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">College</st1:placetype></st1:place>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°We will invite the teachers and students of the two schools to take the test and face-to-face teaching will also be suspended,¡± Chuang said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1168" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4zPepUwc-Hk/X0j1t0rVI_I/AAAAAAAAFpI/zoi7KbtfV4MHeYrqtQRtueeK8SehnAcKwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labourgreen.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Five more workers and two family members were linked to the construction site at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lohas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place> in Tseung Kwan O, Chuang said. This brought the total cases linked to that cluster to 27 workers and five family members.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gZzWs0juraw/X8pAaKcpNcI/AAAAAAAAIBs/kZVrr0rcFnQo0hu-oWzpiJszqAHY0LqtQCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/hsin%2Bkuang%2Bshatin.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="729" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gZzWs0juraw/X8pAaKcpNcI/AAAAAAAAIBs/kZVrr0rcFnQo0hu-oWzpiJszqAHY0LqtQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/hsin%2Bkuang%2Bshatin.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Several cases are added to the dance cluster on a daily basis</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">She also said 17 additional cases were added to the dance cluster, while at Ho Yuk Ching Willow Lodge in Tai Kok Tsui, two staff and two residents tested positive. Two more preliminary cases were also recorded, she said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Another taxi driver, with vehicle license plate VF 4177, has also tested positive, she said.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Twelve imported cases were also reported, including an Indonesian domestic helper who tested positive while in quarantine. She arrived on Nov 20 and was found infected after a second test, 12 days after her arrival.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The other imported cases were a woman from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region>, two men from <st1:country-region w:st="on">India</st1:country-region>, and a woman from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Pakistan</st1:country-region> who all arrived Dec 2; a man and woman from the <st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region> and another woman from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Pakistan</st1:country-region>who flew in Dec 3; and two men who arrived from the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region> on Dec 1.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Two men who arrived separately from <st1:country-region w:st="on">India</st1:country-region> and <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Turkey</st1:place></st1:country-region> on Nov 20 tested positive yesterday a day before they were set to end their 14-day hotel quarantine.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr. Lau&nbsp;Ka-hin, chief manager of the Hospital Authority, said that as of 9am today,&nbsp;42 confirmed patients had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 5,465.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">He said 978 patients were still being treated in&nbsp;21 public hospitals and at the community facility at AsiaWorld-Expo. Among them, 23 are in critical condition, 21 in serious condition, and 934 in stable condition.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Lau&nbsp;said a 53-year-old woman tested preliminarily positive at The Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital, where a nurse tested positive earlier. CHP is tracing the patient¡¯s close contacts.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In Tuen Mun, a 76-year-old man was admitted to the Emergency Room at Pok Oi Hospital, where he tested preliminarily positive yesterday. Five patients and a nurse in the same ward were listed as close contacts.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 6px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><div style="margin: 0px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asialink" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A9VoI0wCj_s/W_VyedSV3TI/AAAAAAAAD-o/kEWleZwMNbsLvcF5X8Imb-PGZnJuuJ9YgCEwYBhgL/s1600/asialink.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></div></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px; padding-top: 4px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asialink" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call us!</a></b></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="background-color: white; clear: both; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wpFwZN7AsE8/W_Vyh5fCviI/AAAAAAAAD-0/to0R8AbfcIsVhSvRnjlgFSB8ntbrGX2NACEwYBhgL/s1600/kawo.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Call us!</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-10355193349260380142020-12-04T21:07:00.010+08:002020-12-04T23:59:33.850+08:00Penalties raised to $5k-$10k for violators of social distancing rules<p>&nbsp;<b>By Daisy CL Mandap</b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OC0oxDG_ZI0/X8o0ETpr1KI/AAAAAAAAIBU/E0tnhRr-Nvwx3WUp1qYZvvgPlkA3Wio8gCLcBGAsYHQ/s960/crowds.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><i><b><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OC0oxDG_ZI0/X8o0ETpr1KI/AAAAAAAAIBU/E0tnhRr-Nvwx3WUp1qYZvvgPlkA3Wio8gCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/crowds.jpg" width="320" /></b></i></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The government warns of strict enforcement of the new rules</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><br /></b><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Penalties for those found to have violated social distancing rules have been raised from between $5,000 to $10,000, from the present $2,000. The new law takes effect a week from now, or on Dec 11.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The lesser amount of $5,000 (level 2 fine) is a fixed penalty that will be imposed on the following:</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">1) Those who take part in prohibited gatherings, which under the latest regulations, is set at no more than two people together in public, including inside restaurants.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">2) Those who do not wear a mask in all public places, including in all forms of public transportation and the paid area of the MTR, save for outdoor areas of country parks; and</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1168" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4zPepUwc-Hk/X0j1t0rVI_I/AAAAAAAAFpI/zoi7KbtfV4MHeYrqtQRtueeK8SehnAcKwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labourgreen.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">3) Those who fail to comply with the government¡¯s order for compulsory Covid-19 testing. These include those who visited dance clubs where hundreds of cases have been traced.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If the offender does not pay the fixed penalty and is charged in court, the maximum penalty upon conviction would go up to level 3, or $10,000.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">A statement issued today announcing the harsher penalties also warned of stricter enforcement of the social gathering restrictions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°If compliance is not satisfactory, the Government does not rule out the possibility of further raising the penalties,¡± said the statement.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9EFVV65ImEg/X8o0er73dGI/AAAAAAAAIBc/aYUDt4krN1AY6CaYJ4eGMuNZaOxmsayIACLcBGAsYHQ/s960/grocery.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9EFVV65ImEg/X8o0er73dGI/AAAAAAAAIBc/aYUDt4krN1AY6CaYJ4eGMuNZaOxmsayIACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/grocery.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Not wearing a mask in any public place could cost you $5k</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p class="MsoNormal">The possibility of jacking up penalties was brought up on Dec 1 by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who raised concern about the rapid surge in the number of coronavirus infections in the city, particularly those related to the so-called dance cluster.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The number of infected people from this cluster has now climbed to around 500, after the government issued a compulsory testing order for those who had visited several dancing venues across the city.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Also of concern is the growing number of cases whose sources cannot be traced. Yesterday, out of 90 new infections, 31 were of unknown sources.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Certain groups,&nbsp; are however, exempted from the gathering ban, including those on board public transportation, those gathered for work, funeral, or a wedding ceremony where up to 20 people can attend, but with no food being served.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Those living in the same household are also exempted, meaning they can go out together, but are still subject to gathering restrictions in some venues, like restaurants, where the two-to-a-table rule is strictly enforced.</p><p class="MsoNormal">A statement from the Food and Health Bureau said today, "Anti-epidemic work requires the cooperation and self-discipline of all citizens by strictly complying with various anti-epidemic measures, including avoiding crowds, keeping social distance and maintaining personal hygiene.¡±</p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°Faced with the epidemic surge, apart from tightening various infection control measures, it is imperative to increase the relevant penalties in order to create the necessary deterrence effect and ensure strict compliance with relevant requirements."</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kuOx2OL3uPg/X8oo9dGqEcI/AAAAAAAAIBM/qrSlxixxiwcZVHArexW3KPVzPHy_PPOEwCLcBGAsYHQ/s691/pregnant.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="488" data-original-width="691" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kuOx2OL3uPg/X8oo9dGqEcI/AAAAAAAAIBM/qrSlxixxiwcZVHArexW3KPVzPHy_PPOEwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/pregnant.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Pregnant women who have worked for the employer for at least 40 weeks get the new benefit&nbsp;</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">A pregnant worker, including a foreign domestic helper, who has served at least 40 weeks of her work contrac,t will be entitled to an additional four days of maternity leave, on top of the 10 already provided under the Employment Ordinance.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The new law takes effect on Dec 11.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">This was announced today by the Labour Department, which said that the full 14 weeks¡¯ leave could be taken by the worker if so entitled under the Ordinance.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">The current statutory rate of maternity leave pay, equivalent to four-fifths of the worker¡¯s average daily wage, will be maintained for calculating the additional maternity leave pay, subject to a cap of $80,000 per employee.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1168" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4zPepUwc-Hk/X0j1t0rVI_I/AAAAAAAAFpI/zoi7KbtfV4MHeYrqtQRtueeK8SehnAcKwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/labourgreen.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="233" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labourdeptgreen1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance also covers two technical amendments that include updating the definition of miscarriage under the EO from ¡°before 28 weeks of pregnancy¡±&nbsp;to ¡°before 24 weeks of pregnancy¡±.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The change entitles the worker to maternity leave if her child is incapable of survival after being born at or after 24 weeks of pregnancy on or after Dec 11, if other conditions are met.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The amended law will also entitle an eligible worker to sickness allowance for the day she goes for medical examination relating to her pregnancy if she is able to present as documentary proof a certificate of her attendance at the clinic.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">All employees whose expected date of confinement occurs on or after Dec 11 are entitled to the additional paid maternity leave. If it is before this date, the employee and her employer should discuss the actual confinement date to determine if the worker is entitled to the extra days of paid leave.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ql352ZLaXg/Xr5kMr9yjFI/AAAAAAAAFc8/ltHoVj-xOH4-3S6rmrRY-ogJgP6nKa9qgCPcBGAYYCw/s320/filipinotravvel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/filipinotravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">The spokesman added employers may apply to the government for full reimbursement of the additional four weeks¡¯&nbsp;maternity leave pay to the worker under the Amendment Ordinance.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">For details, please refer to information on the Reimbursement of Maternity Leave Pay Scheme (<a href="http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/RMLPS_FS.htm" target="_blank">www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/RMLPS_FS.htm</a>) published by the LD.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">For further information, please visit the LD's website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.labour.gov.hk/" target="_blank">www.labour.gov.hk</a>&nbsp;or call 2717 1771 (the hotline is provided by 1823).</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 6px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><div style="margin: 0px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asialink" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A9VoI0wCj_s/W_VyedSV3TI/AAAAAAAAD-o/kEWleZwMNbsLvcF5X8Imb-PGZnJuuJ9YgCEwYBhgL/s1600/asialink.jpg" style="border: 0px; 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margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="865" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SN7XejYc7B8/X8kHdYXaZCI/AAAAAAAAIAo/Nz-PXoNBgYwnSpCZi0cbVi9D-s3IuPhHgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/trophies.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The trophies won by the top 3 winners: FMWU, SJMW &amp; DWC</b></i><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"><br /></span><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The Filipino Migrant Workers Union (FMWU-CRC) won the top prize in the second annual essay-writing contest of the Mission Movers Hong Kong, which this year focused on the need for solidarity and unity in combating the coronavirus pandemic.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The FMWU tackled how migrant workers have been helping each other despite the lack of adequate government support for overseas Filipino workers in its entry to the contest which had as its theme, ¡°Pakikipagkapatiran sa Panahon ng Pandemya,Bakit ito Mahalaga?¡±.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">¡°<i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Ang hindi pagtugon at kakulangan ng ating gobyerno na magbigay ng ayuda at tulong¡­ay hindi dahilan upang tayo ay mawalan ng pag-asa.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Napunuan ang pagkukulang na ito ng magagandang puso ng ating mga lokal na kilala, organisasyon at mga kapwa migranteng manggagawa</i>,¡± said FMWU in its winning entry.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">FMWU received a trophy, a certificate and $600 cash for taking the top slot during the online awarding ceremony held live on Facebook on Nov 29.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">Coming in close as second-prize winner was Social Justice for Migrant Workers, which received a trophy, certificate and $400 cash.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">SJMW, a new organization represented by Marites Palma, gave a global perspective to the topic, citing instances when countries and big organizations have helped each other in responding to the pandemic.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">But she gave the biggest emphasis on how her group has been helping newly arrived overseas Filipino workers who are in quarantine and are not given enough food, water, and other needs, despite laws making employers and agencies responsible for looking after them.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">¡°<i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Mula Hunyo hanggang sa araw na ito ay umaabot na sa 500 ang nakatanggap ng ayuda, 35 katao ang<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>nabigyan ng cash para sa extension ng<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>visa at karamihan<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>ay nasa bagong amo na¡­ Nagawa natin ang lahat ng ito sa pamamagitan ng pakikipagkapatiran ngayong panahon ng pandemya</i>,¡± said SJMW in its entry.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The four other groups that sent their entries had nearly matching scores, save for a few points¡¯ difference. But among them, Domestic Workers Corner, emerged as the third prize winner.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /><br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">DWC, which was represented by Baby Jean de Leon, won a trophy, certificate, and $200 cash.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The other contestants were Migrante Pier Chapter, Migrante Macau, Filipino Lesbians Organization, and Zumba Feels.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PuQZDU-XxEg/X8kH2yPFZbI/AAAAAAAAIAw/RnpuzB2RsygjMqhOK-5oIRE8RfU0GiIkACLcBGAsYHQ/s960/valino.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="720" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PuQZDU-XxEg/X8kH2yPFZbI/AAAAAAAAIAw/RnpuzB2RsygjMqhOK-5oIRE8RfU0GiIkACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/valino.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Valino (right) with co-organizers Annie Dichoson and Tess Aquino</b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><i><b>&nbsp;</b></i><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span><p></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">This year¡¯s judges were Cynthia Tellez of the Mission for Migrant Workers, who was also the guest speaker; Daisy CL Mandap, editor of The SUN Hong Kong; and Aaron Ceradoy of Asia-Pacific Mission for Migrants.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The judges were all praises for the quality of the entries, but advised the contestants to read up more to broaden their outlook, and also to stick to the contest rules, noting that some of the groups did not conform to the stipulated word limit.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; orphans: 2; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: start; text-decoration-color: initial; text-decoration-style: initial; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table>&nbsp; <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The contest was opened to entries from Nov 1 to 8, after which those that made the cut were posted on the Movers¡¯ Facebook account. The competing groups were then encouraged to share their published entries to earn ¡°hearts¡±, which was added up to their final scores. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">Social Justice won the hearts contest, which, however, made up only 10% of the final scores. The other 90% was based on the entries¡¯ content.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">The Movers, which is headed by Nancy Valino, is a volunteer group of the Mission for Migrant Workers. It provides assistance to migrant workers who need help with employment-related concerns, and even police matters.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;">They can be contacted at 2522 8264 during office hours, and 2721 3119 during non-office hours.</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 6px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><div style="margin: 0px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asialink" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A9VoI0wCj_s/W_VyedSV3TI/AAAAAAAAD-o/kEWleZwMNbsLvcF5X8Imb-PGZnJuuJ9YgCEwYBhgL/s1600/asialink.jpg" style="border: 0px; 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font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-52806962908749390512020-12-03T22:05:00.006+08:002020-12-03T22:08:11.169+08:002 Filipinos, 1 Indonesian among 90 new HK coronavirus patients<p><b>By The SUN</b><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></b></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-75OCpC5n0UY/X8jsUPjmLhI/AAAAAAAAIAQ/KHyo4-y6AJsPyQqIUxfBUnixUE0ACOw1QCLcBGAsYHQ/s2016/document%2Bcheck.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1512" data-original-width="2016" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-75OCpC5n0UY/X8jsUPjmLhI/AAAAAAAAIAQ/KHyo4-y6AJsPyQqIUxfBUnixUE0ACOw1QCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/document%2Bcheck.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Two Filipinas and 1 Indonesians tested positive on arrival at HK Airport<br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><br /></b><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Two new arrivals from the Philippines and another from Indonesia national were among 11 imported cases reported today, Dec 3, as health officials confirmed 90 more coronavirus patients, lifting Hong Kong¡¯s total Covid-19 tally to 6,590.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Thirty-one cases, or a third of the day's infections, were of unknown sources, Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection said in the daily press briefing. The number was the highest since Aug 13, when 33 were reported.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Chuang warned that the large number of patients with unknown infection sources showed a lot of silent transmission in the city.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">¡°There are silent carriers in the community and they might have infected others through other means. For example, they go to the same restaurants or same markets. It¡¯s very difficult for the general public to identify them and come forward for testing,¡± she said.</p><p class="MsoNormal">She said there were 48 cases that were linked to previous cases, including 21 new infections in the dance club cluster.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Fears of a further spread of the virus mounted as an 82-year-old woman patient at Princess Margaret Hospital who tested negative when she was admitted more than two weeks ago, tested preliminary positive as she was about to be discharged.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g-b806QSm38/X8jv5pcALjI/AAAAAAAAIAY/evyjIbWBo3Euc3hr3Avk4niVMhQlBDNagCLcBGAsYHQ/s600/margaret%2B%25282%2529.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="600" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g-b806QSm38/X8jv5pcALjI/AAAAAAAAIAY/evyjIbWBo3Euc3hr3Avk4niVMhQlBDNagCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/margaret%2B%25282%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>An elderly patient at Princess Margaret Hospital who tested preliminary positive is causing concern<br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p class="MsoNormal">The woman stayed at an elderly care home in Kwai Shing before she was admitted to hospital. More than 200 residents and staff at the care home will now have to be tested.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The hospital said tonight the elderly patient was immediately transferred to the isolation ward for treatment and is now in stable condition.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Contact-tracing by the hospital¡¯s infection control team found out 33 patients who had stayed in the same cubicle of the medical wards with the woman are classified as close contacts. They included four patients who passed away due to underlying illnesses.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Fourteen in-patients of Princess Margaret and one patient who is staying in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">North</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Lantau</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placetype></st1:place>had been isolated and tested but their results were negative.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Five more cases were linked to a construction site at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lohas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place>and two to an outbreak at the Fong Shu Chuen Day Activity Centre &amp; Hostel, and one at Pak Lok Nursing Hoe Nursing Home in San Po Kong.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Apart from the two Filipinas (one returnee and the other, a domestic worker) and the Indonesian (also a domestic worker), the other imported cases involved three returnees from Nepal, two from Pakistan, and one each from Russia, France and Japan.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">As at 9am today, 29 Covid-19 patients were discharged from public hospitals said Dr Lau Ka-hin, chief manager of the Hospital Authority, raising to 5,423 the total number of patients to have recovered.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">A total of 928 confirmed patients are confined in 21 public hospitals and the treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo. Twenty-one patients are in critical condition, 17 in serious condition and 890 in stable condition.&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gAuwPCf9pWw/X8jwVLcJLsI/AAAAAAAAIAg/QZ_1Gp_9ppUicwJAFVIFGF4wyW19yozrACLcBGAsYHQ/s1352/no%2Bdistancing.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><i><b><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1352" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gAuwPCf9pWw/X8jwVLcJLsI/AAAAAAAAIAg/QZ_1Gp_9ppUicwJAFVIFGF4wyW19yozrACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/no%2Bdistancing.jpg" width="320" /></b></i></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Health expert says $10k fine unfair to poor, including migrant workers<br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><span face="&quot;Verdana&quot;,sans-serif" style="background: white; color: black; font-size: 6pt;">&nbsp;</span><br />Meanwhile, Dr Leung Chi-chiu, an infectious disease expert, said a government plan to raise fines to $10,000 from the present $2,000 for people who breach anti-epidemic rules is unfair to the poor, such as migrant workers.</p><p class="MsoNormal">¡°$2,000 may not be a small amount for segments of our society with low income, especially for our foreign helpers,¡± Leung was quoted by RTHK as saying.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">He said jacking up the fine to a level that makes it difficult for domestic workers to pay raises ¡°a question of whether we¡¯re fair to them because they would be selectively prosecuted.¡±</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Stronger law enforcement is the better solution as many venue owners flout the rules after inspection officers leave, Leung said.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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clear: both; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wpFwZN7AsE8/W_Vyh5fCviI/AAAAAAAAD-0/to0R8AbfcIsVhSvRnjlgFSB8ntbrGX2NACEwYBhgL/s1600/kawo.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Call us!</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-4755711093984831952020-12-03T21:00:00.003+08:002020-12-03T21:05:47.387+08:00Appeal court says children claiming torture should be helped by lawyers<p><b>By The SUN</b>&nbsp;<span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oQv-xEHjBKo/X8jg54Qt4vI/AAAAAAAAIAE/ByT6yQAp9w0B_5QJPBnzORusE8wWZnuqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s673/protester%2B%25282%2529.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="673" data-original-width="504" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oQv-xEHjBKo/X8jg54Qt4vI/AAAAAAAAIAE/ByT6yQAp9w0B_5QJPBnzORusE8wWZnuqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/protester%2B%25282%2529.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The CA ruled that children should have lawyers when their torture claim is heard<br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p><p class="MsoNormal">The Court of Appeal has ruled that children who are claiming non-refoulement (or against being sent back to their home country) should have legal representation when they appear before the Torture Claims Adjudication Board.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The ruling was laid down in the case of a Filipina overstayer and her two young children who appealed against a Court of First Instance decision denying the mother permission to challenge the TCAB¡¯s ruling in July 2017, rejecting her claim against deportation.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°When one is dealing with children claimants of tender age, serious consideration should be given to have a lawyer assigned by the Duty Lawyer Scheme to represent the children in the Board hearing notwithstanding the rejection of the claims by the Director,¡± said the CA.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°Children claimants, especially those of tender age (say for those younger than 12 years old), are unlikely to be able to make decisions on how their claims should be presented before the Board or to make meaningful submissions on their own behalf.¡±</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the CA decision handed down on Nov 27, Arlyn T. Fabio was denied her application for an extension of time to appeal but her children, Rabia and Faheem Salauddin, 9 and 5 years old, were allowed to go back to the Board to present their case.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The CA ruled that the TCAB¡¯s decision in respect to Fabio was not binding on her children, saying ¡°non-refoulement claims by children are separate from that advanced by their parents.¡±</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">In principle, said the CA, the decision should have regard for the personal circumstances of each claimant. It would be an error of law, said the court, to dismiss the children¡¯s claims without considering their own personal situations.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The CA ordered the TCAB to reconsider the claims of the children with legal representation provided for them, in accordance with Order 80 Rule 2 of the Rules of Court.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the case of their mother, the CA upheld the lower court¡¯s finding that she had abused the system by seeking a judicial review a second time after the first one she filed was dismissed by another judge.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="676" data-original-width="400" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_dcwQsCMzzg/X6pufZnXUNI/AAAAAAAAFtw/2hRnfxcBygouSAllJc_dWhPevl6YBSGkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/oshcvol37nov1a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><b><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/labour-occup" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">PINDUTIN PARA SA DETALYE<br /></a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">In the first action she filed on Sept 11, 2017, Fabio sought leave for herself only. In the second, filed on Mar 12, 2018, she added her children as applicants.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The court heard the Filipina came to Hong Kong in 2008 to work as a domestic helper but overstayed after her contract was terminated on Oct 9, 2010.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">She was allowed to stay until Dec 28, 2010 as a visitor but she did not leave Hong Kong.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">She surrendered on Feb 15, 2011 but was released on recognizance the same day after she applied for non-refoulement.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">She gave birth to Rabia in May of the same year, and Raheem, in January 2015. The children were her daughter with a Muslim torture claimant she met in Hong Kong, and married in June 2010. However, she had been married to her Filipino husband since 1997.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Fabio lodged a non-refoulement claim for herself on Jan 5, 2015 and for her daughters on Sept 5 that year, claiming that if they returned to the Philippines, they would be harmed or even killed by Fabio¡¯s Filipino husband.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">She also claimed her Catholic family in the Philippines did not approve of her marrying a Muslim, and her conversion to Islam.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">But the Director dismissed her application in July 2016 and in May 2017, after finding no factual basis to her claims. &nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The TCAB upheld the decisions in May 2018, finding that Fabio had ended her relationship with her husband in the Philippines in 2002, and since 2010 and 2011, had lost contact with him.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">¡°Her first marriage clearly effectively broke down some fourteen years ago and the appellant currently knows nothing about her first husband, has no knowledge of his whereabouts or of what he is doing and she has received no threats of any kind from him or from any member of her immediate family,¡± said the Board in its decision.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">On Mar 19, 2018, or eight months since the TCAB¡¯s decision, Fabio went to the High Court to ask for leave for a judicial review.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">After an oral hearing on Sept 19 last year, Judge Bruno Chan refused the application, citing the time bar and Fabio¡¯s abuse of the judicial process.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Fabio and her children then filed a notice of appeal against Chan¡¯s decision on Jan 21 this year, saying it was unreasonable as it did not make a proper inquiry into the current situation in the Philippines.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In dismissing the appeal, the CA said the judge had applied the correct legal principle in holding that Fabio¡¯s application was an abuse of process and should be dismissed.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p>The CA¡¯s decision was penned by Appeal Court Vice President M.H. Lam, who heard the appeal along with Judge Aarif Barma and Judge Thomas Au. In coming to its decision, the CA relied partly on submissions from Jin Pao, SC, who acted as amicus curiae, or friend of the court.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 6px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px; padding-top: 4px;"></td></tr><tr><td><div style="margin: 0px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asialink" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A9VoI0wCj_s/W_VyedSV3TI/AAAAAAAAD-o/kEWleZwMNbsLvcF5X8Imb-PGZnJuuJ9YgCEwYBhgL/s1600/asialink.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></div></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px; padding-top: 4px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/asialink" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call us!</a></b></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="background-color: white; clear: both; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wpFwZN7AsE8/W_Vyh5fCviI/AAAAAAAAD-0/to0R8AbfcIsVhSvRnjlgFSB8ntbrGX2NACEwYBhgL/s1600/kawo.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Call us!</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-81895429145720320492020-12-03T02:03:00.001+08:002020-12-03T11:52:35.030+08:00 OFW population surge slows down<p><b>By Vir B. Lumicao</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kvzCmND9tTQ/X8fWRFhRihI/AAAAAAAAH_4/hllvgZFy1WQ8J4vQgTijZNWcJ1SgrKHJwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1352/long%2Bqueue.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1352" height="189" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kvzCmND9tTQ/X8fWRFhRihI/AAAAAAAAH_4/hllvgZFy1WQ8J4vQgTijZNWcJ1SgrKHJwCLcBGAsYHQ/w400-h189/long%2Bqueue.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i>More Filipino DHs could lose their jobs as the pandemic continues to batter the economy</i></b></td></tr></tbody></table>&nbsp;<br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Growth in the Filipino domestic helper population in Hong Kong slowed in November with only 534 arrivals, after a marked rebound in the previous two months.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Statistics from the Hong Kong Immigration showed that the number of Filipino helpers increased to 208,677 last month from 208,143 in October.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">As of the end of both September and October, the increase averaged around 2,500, for a total of 5,120 additional FDHs.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">But the third successive month of increase is just about half of the more than 11,000 jobs lost since January this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This was due partly to Manila¡¯s decision to stop OFWs from leaving the country for nearly three months.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Indonesians, the next biggest group of domestic workers in Hong Kong, grew in number by just 63, to 158,614 as the government in Jakarta has just started allowing its workers to leave the country again, after a deliberate slowdown in deployment earlier.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The economic backlash of the pandemic hurt many employers, who saw their businesses tumble, lost their own jobs, or took substantial salary cuts, making them cost-sensitive.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; 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color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hhn5mDhn6lo/XrqXZSBEMRI/AAAAAAAAFck/EJDWPZ6S54YXt887mzHRH4o38dsZOMy3gCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/connaughttravel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL US!</a><br /><br /></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">But industry insiders say the full impact of any slowdown in hiring won¡¯t be felt until early next month because the processing of work documents of Filipino workers from home take at least three months now.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br /></p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="MsoNormalTable" style="border-collapse: collapse; margin-left: 4.9pt; mso-padding-alt: 0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; width: 0px;"> <tbody><tr style="height: 19.5pt; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes; mso-yfti-irow: 0;"> <td colspan="5" nowrap="" style="height: 19.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 297.65pt;" valign="bottom" width="397"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>Foreign Domestic Helpers Population in Hong Kong<o:p></o:p></b></p> </td> <td nowrap="" style="height: 19.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span face="&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" style="font-size: 10pt;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 26.25pt; mso-yfti-irow: 1;"> <td style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 26.25pt; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="top" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">At end of Month/Year<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 26.25pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Philippines</span></b></st1:place></st1:country-region><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 26.25pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Indonesia</span></b></st1:place></st1:country-region><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 26.25pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="top" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">India</span></b></st1:place></st1:country-region><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 26.25pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;"><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Other nationalities<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 26.25pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;"><b><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Total -- all nationalities<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 2;"> <td style="border-top: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Jan-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">219,728<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">170,898<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,838<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,657<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">400,121<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 3;"> <td style="border-top: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Feb-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">217,654<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">171,291<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,857<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,619<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">398,421<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 4;"> <td style="border-bottom: none; border-left: 1pt solid windowtext; border-right: 1pt solid black; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid black 1.0pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="top" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Mar-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-right: solid black 1.0pt; border: none; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">218,002<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-right: solid black 1.0pt; border: none; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">170,318<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-right: solid black 1.0pt; border: none; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="top" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,818<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-right: solid black 1.0pt; border: none; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,594<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">397,732<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 5;"> <td style="border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Apr-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">215,061<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">167,747<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,723<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,493<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">392,024<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 6;"> <td style="background: white; border-top: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">May-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">212,855<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">165,377<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,664<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,446<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">387,342<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 7;"> <td style="background: white; border-top: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Jun-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">211,426<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">164,528<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">9,052<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">385,006<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 8;"> <td nowrap="" style="border-top: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Jul-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">209 512<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">161 762<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4 522<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4 379<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">380 175<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 9;"> <td nowrap="" style="border-top: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Aug-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">204 023<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">157 337<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="top" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4 360<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4 245<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">369 965<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 15.75pt; mso-yfti-irow: 10;"> <td nowrap="" style="border-bottom: none; border-left: 1pt solid windowtext; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Sep-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td nowrap="" style="border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">206,395<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td nowrap="" style="border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">157,873<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td nowrap="" style="border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,353<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td nowrap="" style="border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,248<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td nowrap="" style="border-right: solid windowtext 1.0pt; border: none; height: 15.75pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">372,869<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 11;"> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="top" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Oct-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: none; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">208,143<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: none; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="top" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">158,551<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: none; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="top" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,392<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: none; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,290<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: none; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid windowtext; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; mso-border-right-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="top" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">375,376<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 16.5pt; mso-yfti-irow: 12; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes;"> <td style="background: white; border-right: solid black 1.0pt; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.6pt;" valign="bottom" width="85"> <p class="MsoNormal">Nov-20<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid black; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">208,677<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid black; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 62pt;" valign="bottom" width="83"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">158,614<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid black; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 47pt;" valign="bottom" width="63"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,418<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-bottom: 1pt solid windowtext; border-left: none; border-right: 1pt solid black; border-top: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">4,279<o:p></o:p></p> </td> <td style="background: white; border-left: none; border: 1pt solid windowtext; height: 16.5pt; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 63.05pt;" valign="bottom" width="84"> <p align="right" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: right;">375,988<o:p></o:p></p> </td> </tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br /></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-66738823223421758812020-12-02T20:34:00.006+08:002020-12-02T20:38:16.692+08:00 HK says all residents to get free coronavirus vaccine as 103 new infections recorded<p><b>By The SUN</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6sMvV8-XoIs/X8eIfA9NqTI/AAAAAAAAH_U/3i0dVntaqHkE0E3S46iugjaKajeSHucUQCLcBGAsYHQ/s770/reuters%2Bhandout.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="513" data-original-width="770" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6sMvV8-XoIs/X8eIfA9NqTI/AAAAAAAAH_U/3i0dVntaqHkE0E3S46iugjaKajeSHucUQCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/reuters%2Bhandout.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Britain has approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (Reuters)<br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>¡¯s health chief says vaccine for Covid-19 will be provided free to all residents as soon as possible, with about three million people deemed to be high risk or vulnerable getting the first shot, literally.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Sophia Chan said this at the Legislative Council today, Dec 2, as 103 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the city, including 39 more cases linked to a facility for the mentally disabled in Sheung Wan, and 14 from a construction site in Tseung Kwan O.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Britain</st1:place></st1:country-region>, meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed that the country¡¯s regulators have approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which is said to offer 95% protection against Covid-19. The first 800,000 doses will be made available across the country from next week.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Chan told legislators that the government has already set aside funds to procure two doses of the vaccine for all of <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>¡¯s 7.5 million residents. However, the vaccination will be on a voluntary basis.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The first to get the vaccine are medical workers, elderly people, patients with chronic disease, and care homes staff.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Asked by pro-Beijing lawmakers if it was possible for the government to speed up the registration process for emergency use of mainland-approved vaccines, Chan said: ¡°They will have to be safe, efficient and effective, but we do not rule out the possibility of emergency legislation in times of need,¡± she said.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6HYgNv26tHM/X8eIwyn5ioI/AAAAAAAAH_c/0EO8QqlzPlUrsHovs9SeHnHpNQtWDqvpACLcBGAsYHQ/s960/sophia%2Bchan.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="691" data-original-width="960" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6HYgNv26tHM/X8eIwyn5ioI/AAAAAAAAH_c/0EO8QqlzPlUrsHovs9SeHnHpNQtWDqvpACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/sophia%2Bchan.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i>Dr Chan says the vaccine to be given to residents must be safe &amp; effective (RTHK)<br /></i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">She made the pledge as the government is reportedly set to jack up the fixed penalty for violators of social-distancing rules to $10,000, from the current $2,000. The new measure is now said to be with the Department of Justice for review.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="300" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FTRCiSSD-5g/W_P3Zw3jwSI/AAAAAAAAD7g/Kg8QcCzzFogxLGfUIPLG2d6JlQ0DwvMcwCLcBGAs/s320/takwah.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></b></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 13.6px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/takwah1" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Call now!</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Among the latest confirmed cases were those adding to the fast-growing clusters emerging from a Tseung Kwan O construction site and a care home for intellectually disabled people in Shau Kei Wan.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">At today¡¯s press briefing on the coronavirus contagion, the Centre for Health Protection said that of today¡¯s 103 cases, 6 were imported, 82 were linked to previous infections, and 15 could not be traced.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">About 70 preliminary-positive cases were also reported.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Of the six imported cases, three were returning residents from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Nepal</st1:country-region>, and one each from the <st1:country-region w:st="on">United Kingdom</st1:country-region>, <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Germany</st1:place></st1:country-region>. The flight details of the sixth are still being checked as of this writing.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Hospital Authority also disclosed that a 73-year-old woman who recently arrived from <st1:country-region w:st="on">Nepal</st1:country-region>had died at about noon today at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Queen</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Elizabeth</st1:placename> <st1:placename w:st="on">Hospital</st1:placename></st1:place>. The city¡¯s death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 110.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">In reporting on the new infections, CHP¡¯s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan mentioned in particular an apparent outbreak at a construction site in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Lohas</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Park</st1:placetype></st1:place>, Tseung Kwan O where about 900 workers were stationed.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hhn5mDhn6lo/XrqXZSBEMRI/AAAAAAAAFck/EJDWPZ6S54YXt887mzHRH4o38dsZOMy3gCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/connaughttravel1.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/connaughttravel" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;"><b>CALL US!</b></a></td></tr></tbody></table> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Chuang said that 14 more workers from the site were confirmed infected today, along with two relatives. They took the number of cases in the cluster to 19.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Also mentioned was the 39 new cases linked to the Fong Shu Chuen Day Activity Centre and Hostel, a facility for intellectually disabled people in Shau Kei Wan. There are now 44 cases in the cluster in total.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K2IdM75Keuo/X8eJpoUZEiI/AAAAAAAAH_o/41EDWi8oO-0Gif-uo49I-0uMu_-8kDcGACLcBGAsYHQ/s259/HK%2BSanatorium.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="194" data-original-width="259" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K2IdM75Keuo/X8eJpoUZEiI/AAAAAAAAH_o/41EDWi8oO-0Gif-uo49I-0uMu_-8kDcGACLcBGAsYHQ/s0/HK%2BSanatorium.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>More cases have been found in the HK Sanatorium<br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">Another outbreak seems to have occurred at the high-end private hospital, Hong Kong Sanatorium, &amp; Hospital in Happy Valley, where a patient who underwent dialysis there on Nov 24 was found infected.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The patient reportedly stayed in a single-person cubicle, next to the one occupied by another patient who tested positive for Covid-19 on Dec 1 and died on the same day.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">A 65-year-old man who entered <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>from the mainland and went on to care for the 77-year-old patient who passed on at the hospital, has also come down with the disease.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The sudden surge in the number of cases has left isolation beds and wards at public hospitals more than 70% full, which Dr Lau Ka-hin of the Hospital Authority said was ¡°worrying¡± as most patients need at least two weeks to recover from the disease.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">To relieve the pressure on hospital staff, about 500 more beds and 20 isolation wards will be made available from tomorrow at the treatment facility in AsiaWorld-Expo, where patients with less severe or no symptoms are taken.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Dr Lau said 860 infected patients are now being treated in public hospitals and the AWE, among whom 17 are in critical condition, 11 are seriously ill, and 132 are stable.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br /></p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3156319275298554799.post-70296475220823074502020-12-01T22:56:00.005+08:002020-12-01T23:00:29.901+08:00Agency staff arrested for making false claim to employer<p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">By The SUN</b>&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oFndXhFlLng/X8ZZOYK2sxI/AAAAAAAAH_M/7tPOdL0fCMcTUDbJxVUStEFwDQtzxtG4QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1350/owwa%2Bpila.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="1350" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oFndXhFlLng/X8ZZOYK2sxI/AAAAAAAAH_M/7tPOdL0fCMcTUDbJxVUStEFwDQtzxtG4QCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/owwa%2Bpila.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b>The agency staff charged the employer again after the initial FDH-applicant backed out (File photo)<br /></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><br />A staff of an employment agency was reportedly arrested earlier today, Dec. 1 for allegedly giving false information to a customer who was looking to hire a foreign domestic worker.</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">The agency reportedly offered to provide the would-be employer with a replacement helper without extra charge should the original choice withdraws the job application due to personal reasons.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;pt serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1139" data-original-width="833" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qZ9euDEt7io/XkFJDFPc80I/AAAAAAAAFUk/oZ5yFv1HYyUbmTbCqyaXtXdk86qDlgCLACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mobile.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="234" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/mobile" style="color: tomato; font-weight: 400; text-decoration-line: none;">Pindutin para sa detalye</a></b></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal">However, after the helper selected earlier by the customer decided to back out, the agency staff asked for additional charges from the employer for arranging a replacement, contrary to its claim.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">After initial investigation, Customs officers arrested the 38-year-old female agency staff on suspicion of applying false trade description to the services supplied by her company, in violation of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance.</p><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; 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The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $500,000 and imprisonment for five years.</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="339" data-original-width="212" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bWfw896msjw/X8S8D-lVwvI/AAAAAAAAFus/sGMXO6I-piEH2NWnmD76Fm1eA_G1CNV5ACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/dlpdec20a.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/dreamloveperf" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love</a><br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal"><br />Members of the public may report any suspected violations of the TDO to Customs¡¯ 24-hour hotline, 2545 6182, or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (<a href="mailto:crimereport@customs.gov.hk" target="_blank">crimereport@customs.gov.hk</a>).</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="background-color: white; clear: left; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/freddy" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="548" data-original-width="834" height="210" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AKVKtoeKmXA/Xt45-Pq39OI/AAAAAAAAFfg/Z-9OEqV2QAA6fYpLCwLn3No1OmJ9K_BmgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/freddy.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" width="320" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://www.sunadshk.com/freddy" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">CALL ME!</a></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="background-color: white; clear: both; color: #444647; font-family: &quot;PT Serif&quot;; font-size: 15px; text-align: center;"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="color: #444647; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 4px; position: relative; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td><span style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; outline: 0px; text-decoration-line: none;"><img border="0" data-original-height="197" data-original-width="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wpFwZN7AsE8/W_Vyh5fCviI/AAAAAAAAD-0/to0R8AbfcIsVhSvRnjlgFSB8ntbrGX2NACEwYBhgL/s1600/kawo.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 90%; position: relative; width: auto;" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="http://www.sunadshk.com/kawo" style="color: tomato; text-decoration-line: none;">Call us!</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>The SUN Hong Konghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17591224603847793951noreply@blogger.com5163ÒøºÓÏß·