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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 found

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional imported COVID-19 cases involving a man and a woman who arrived from the US and Indonesia.   A total of 69 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   The centre also reminded specified people linked to Valiant Park in Mid-Levels, Block 6, Peak One in Tai Wai, and 74 Tai Tei Tong, Mui Wo on Lantau Island to undergo 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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