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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

No new COVID-19 cases in HK

The Centre for Health Protection announced that as of midnight, no new COVID-19 cases have been recorded, leaving the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong at 11,984.   The centre reminded people linked to Tang Kung Mansion of Kam Din Terrace in Taikoo Shing to undergo compulsory testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.   A total of 28 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.
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