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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

3 imported COVID-19 cases found

The Centre for Health Protection said today it is investigating three additional COVID-19 cases involving two men and one woman who arrived from Namibia, Cyprus and Ghana.   A total of 31 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including one local case with an unknown infection source, 29 imported cases and one import-related case.   The centre also reminded people linked to Block 10 of Tai Po Centre to undergo mandatory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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