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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

Grace Lau bags World Games bronze

Hong Kong karate athlete Grace Lau today took home a bronze medal in the Women’s Kata event at the World Games 2022.   Congratulating Ms Lau, Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung said: “Having achieved an outstanding performance in a number of international sports competitions in recent years, Grace has excelled again at the World Games 2022 this time and won a bronze medal. We share her joy and take pride in her.”   The World Games 2022 features 33 events and 17 athletes from Hong Kong are competing in eight.   “I also wish the Hong Kong athletes remarkable performance in the other matches of the World Games,” Mr Yeung added.
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