🌊 Free Tide: Helpers by the thousands
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Anyway, that’s my plug of the day. Onto the news briefing!
Arrangements for Filipino helpers
The governments of HK and the Philippines have come to an agreement that will allow Filipino domestic helpers to fly to HK starting on 30 August. That’s in a week!
The Labour Secretary of the Philippines predicts that about 3,000 helpers will be flying over, four months after flights were banned from the Philippines to the SAR.
The Philippines is still listed as a high-risk country, so anyone coming in will have to quarantine for 21 days as well as follow HK’s testing regiment.
New cases: 5 (imported)
Active cases: 84
Total cases: 12,058
If you’ve been at the 11 specified premises listed by the government, you have to go get tested for COVID-19.
Carrie Lam takes pointers
The next Policy Address is coming up fast (it really feels like the last one wasn’t long ago at all), and Chief Executive Carrie Lam seems to be engaging in *ahem* dialogue on the matter in a public consultation.
Et tu Porky!?
Find out which UK snacks the government is warning folks not to eat on Paid Tide.
Would hate for any of you to get salmonella.
It’s classical music by Mahler at his “peak”, 120 years ago.
I peaked on my fourth birthday dressed as a cowboy, but not all of us can be born this fabulous.
This is where a photo of me as a cowboy would go, but only our paid readers have been blessed with such an image.
When: 8 PM on 3 October, 2021
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall (Central).
Will you see me there? No, I live in the UK. Yes, I’ll accept letters of condolences and well-wishes.
You might catch Cyril there, though.
What else is happening?
China is postponing its decision on the anti-sanctions law for HK – more on that later this week.
Taxi rams into pedestrians leaving one dead and nine others injured.
HKFP showcases photos of a quiet, empty, MTR (more like EMPTY-R am I right? Sorry, please don’t unsubscribe).
Boy band of 40 and 50-something-year-old HK stars come together to capitalise off of nostalgia.
I literally cannot believe I have spent ages working on making the ads on Harbour Times more integrated with the site (re: not obnoxious) only to open SCMP and see the above.
Why do I bother?
Give me a reason to bother
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