Hong Kong To Allow In Foreign Domestic Workers


Flights have been banned from each international locations as a result of they had been thought-about high-risk for the coronavirus; below present preparations, solely fully-vaccinated Hong Kong residents from high-risk international locations are allowed to enter town.

Hong Kong stated Thursday that home employees from Indonesia and the Philippines shall be allowed to fly into town beginning August 30, a transfer anticipated to ease a scarcity of helpers within the metropolis.

Hong Kong has roughly 370,000 home employees from Indonesia and the Philippines. Flights have been banned from each international locations as a result of they had been thought-about high-risk for the coronavirus; below present preparations, solely fully-vaccinated Hong Kong residents from high-risk international locations are allowed to enter town.

Under the brand new preparations, home helpers from Indonesia and Philippines have to be absolutely vaccinated and have a working visa earlier than they’re allowed into Hong Kong. They should additionally quarantine for 21 days at a particular lodge, with the prices to be borne by their employers.

Authorities conceded that the variety of arrivals can even be restricted.

Hong Kong, with its entry restrictions and social distancing measures, has saved its reported COVID-19 circumstances to about 12,000, with simply 212 deaths.

Indonesia has to this point reported over 4 million circumstances and the Philippines practically 1.9 million.

(PTI)




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