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Frankfurt aircrew sent to 21-day quarantine
Have any of our readers quarantined for 21 days? I’ve quarantined for 14 and honestly didn’t mind, but I think 21 in a tiny HK hotel room would be too much, even for me.
If you’ve done 21 days of solitude, let me know. I’d love to hear about the experience.
Today on Tide:
Cathay crew quarantine: Frankfurt edition
COVID in Hong Kong
Foodpanda strikes into second day
Networking with the Indonesian consulate: Events
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Keeping Up with the Consulates: Taking Pride with Stride
Developments on quarantine for domestic helpers & other COVID news
Long 21 days ahead for Cathay’s Frankfurt crew
This definitely isn’t how any of the crew hoped to send the rest of the month (and some).
After the three of Cathay Pacific’s cargo aircrew tested positive for COVID-19, the airline announced that its crew who stayed in Frankfurt since 1 November will be quarantined in a HK government facility for 21 days.
Cathay’s official statement:
"We will fully comply with the health authorities’ requirement that any aircrew who had stayed in Frankfurt since November 1 need to be quarantined for 21 days in a government facility.”
A separate hotel has been arranged for crew i. Frankfurt, and Cathay has decided to suspend layovers in the German city as soon as possible. Daily testing will also continue for its staff.
New cases: 1 (imported, L452R mutant strain)
Go behind the Tide paywall to get the full roundup on COVID in HK.
Foodpanda workers demand change to chopped fees
A group of Foodpanda delivery drivers continued their strike yesterday for its second day in a row to protest cut delivery fees.
What are they striking against?
Delivery fees have gone down starting from $10 since January this year, depending on the mode of delivery the staff member takes (car, bike, walking).
What are staff saying?
One Foodpanda staff member said their pay had gone down 30% since the advent of the delivery fee cuts. A dozen workers gathered outside of an office in Tinhau demanding communication with Foodpanda on the matter.
What is Foodpanda saying?
Foodpanda has admitted that communication with its workers could be better, but said that the drop of fees didn’t necessarily mean earnings would decrease. The company said that it would meet with staff this week to work on the issue.
Events / Exhibitions etc.
Abridge: a solo exhibition by Wei Ling Tay
This exhibition, featuring the work of Singaporean artist Wei Leng Tay, asks viewers the question: “What does it mean to make images in an uncertain present?”
Exhibition Period: 22 October - 12 December
Location: WMA Space, 8/F Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central
Visitors are welcome to the exhibition from Friday to Sunday, 12PM - 7PM.
Networking opportunity with the Indonesian Consulate:
Keeping Up with the Consulates
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