Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are facing a host of challenges brought on by the pandemic, but employers are also bearing their own set of burdens. Photo: Winson Wong Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are facing a host of challenges brought on by the pandemic, but employers are also bearing their own set of burdens. Photo: Winson Wong
Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are facing a host of challenges brought on by the pandemic, but employers are also bearing their own set of burdens. Photo: Winson Wong

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic woes for Hong Kong domestic helpers and employers, as infection fears, quarantine costs derail plans

  • Some households have given up finding helpers to ease financial burden, while others hunt for workers still in city as pandemic causes travel and visa delays
  • Workers’ rights groups also raise challenges to mental and physical well-being of helpers, with some facing increasing workload but not allowed to go out or return home

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are facing a host of challenges brought on by the pandemic, but employers are also bearing their own set of burdens. Photo: Winson Wong Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are facing a host of challenges brought on by the pandemic, but employers are also bearing their own set of burdens. Photo: Winson Wong
Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are facing a host of challenges brought on by the pandemic, but employers are also bearing their own set of burdens. Photo: Winson Wong
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