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Welfare cases dip 0.2%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped by 459 cases to 199,941 in January, down 0.2% from December last year, the Social Welfare Department announced today.   The total number of recipients was 273,349.   Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month reduction of 0.8% to 1,568. Unemployment cases fell 0.6% to 17,075.   Single parent cases dropped 0.5% to 20,385. Old age cases dipped 0.3% to 112,032.   Meanwhile, ill-health cases increased 0.3% to 27,817, and permanent disability cases remained steady at 17,164. http://dlvr.it/T32R7Z

2 imported COVID-19 cases identified

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving a man and a woman who arrived from the United Arab Emirates and the US.   A total of 24 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including 23 imported cases and one import-related case.   The centre reminded specified people linked to Chung Mei Building on 149-157 Tai Kok Tsui Road and Block 6, Handsome Court in Tuen Mun to undergo compulsory testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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