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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 done

The Government today completed a joint enforcement operation on a compulsory testing notice that was issued earlier for Block 5 of Seaview Crescent in Tung Chung.   The enforcement action was conducted from around 7.30am to 10am by the Islands District Office together with Police and the Department of Health.   During the operation, about 300 people's test records were checked and 13 were found to have violated the compulsory testing notice.
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