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District councillor gets razor sharp threat
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Penny’s Bay to make room for domestic helpers
The government will be making 800 rooms at the Penny’s Bay camp available for foreign domestic helpers arriving from overseas countries to stay during their 21-day quarantine periods.
“Now that we don’t have local cases and not as many close contacts that need to undergo quarantine, we have room to arrange quarantine for foreign domestic workers.”
The rooms will cost around HK$500 a night, and they will be available at the end of the month with booking to start in three weeks.
New cases: 2 (imported)
For more COVID-19 statistics, go to worldometers.
Updates in the court cases and aftermath of the 2019-20 Anti-Extradition Law/pro-democracy protests:
A man, already convicted for rioting once within the last five years, has received a four-year jail sentence for rioting with a facial covering (paywalled) on at an unauthorised protest in Yau Ma Tei.
District councillor Leung Pak-kin, who was involved in a protest-related incident of police officers storming an MTR station in 2019, received a letter with a blade and a threatening message inside.
Non-permanent resident doctors with specialist qualifications from overseas institutions will be able to work at public hospitals under a new scheme.
This special registration scheme will accept applicants with qualifications from institutions recognised by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
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Our kids are happier than ever – ok, happier than they have been in the last seven years.
Barristers can put away the wigs to accommodate their religious head coverings.
Half of the newborn white dolphins in surrounding HK waters lived for over two years according to an annual government report. There are an estimated 37 white dolphins left in the waters of Lantau Island.
The Open University? Never heard of her. Hong Kong Metropolitan University (fka The Open University of Hong Kong) has paid SCMP to let everybody know that they have got themselves a “new name, new head, new directions”.
The Law Reform Commission appointed Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon as a new member for three years, starting today.
The Committee on Home-School Co-operation welcomed six new members and welcomed back eight incumbent members for a two-year tenure, starting today.
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