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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 virus cases found in restricted area

The Government today announced that three positive COVID-19 cases were found in the compulsory testing exercise for the restricted area concerning Wah Shing House of Fung Shing Court in Tai Wai.   It made a restriction-testing declaration yesterday to cover the building where 1,758 people were tested.   Government staff also visited 816 households there and will follow up on those who did not answer the door.
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