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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

Testing compliance check completed

The Government today completed a joint enforcement operation on a compulsory testing notice for Cheung Hing Building in Yau Ma Tei.   The enforcement action was carried out from 7.30am to 10.30am by the Yau Tsim Mong District Office together with Police, the Department of Health and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   During the operation, about 100 people’s test records were checked and seven were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.   Noting that the enforcement process may cause inconvenience to residents, the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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