Domestic helpers who are between jobs gather at the boarding house run by Technic Employment Service Centre in Causeway Bay. Photo: Sam Tsang
Domestic helpers who are between jobs gather at the boarding house run by Technic Employment Service Centre in Causeway Bay. Photo: Sam Tsang

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Are Hong Kong’s boarding houses hotbeds for Covid-19, and what is being done to prevent outbreak among city’s domestic workers?

  • While looking for jobs, helpers stay in agency accommodation, with up to 20 sharing a 400 sq ft space
  • With two workers testing positive for the coronavirus, officials are working to test 45 others

Domestic helpers who are between jobs gather at the boarding house run by Technic Employment Service Centre in Causeway Bay. Photo: Sam Tsang
Domestic helpers who are between jobs gather at the boarding house run by Technic Employment Service Centre in Causeway Bay. Photo: Sam Tsang
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