Overseas domestic workers at an employment agency in central Hong Kong. Domestic workers have reported increased workloads, stress levels and isolation since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo: SCMP Overseas domestic workers at an employment agency in central Hong Kong. Domestic workers have reported increased workloads, stress levels and isolation since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo: SCMP
Overseas domestic workers at an employment agency in central Hong Kong. Domestic workers have reported increased workloads, stress levels and isolation since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo: SCMP

Coronavirus: death of Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong underlines stark health care gap amid pandemic

  • The woman, who recently died of ovarian cancer, had claimed that her employer did not provide her with sufficient support
  • Advocates say the case highlights the plight of migrant workers who often face pressure from their employers to not seek medical help over fears about Covid-19

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Overseas domestic workers at an employment agency in central Hong Kong. Domestic workers have reported increased workloads, stress levels and isolation since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo: SCMP Overseas domestic workers at an employment agency in central Hong Kong. Domestic workers have reported increased workloads, stress levels and isolation since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo: SCMP
Overseas domestic workers at an employment agency in central Hong Kong. Domestic workers have reported increased workloads, stress levels and isolation since the beginning of the pandemic. Photo: SCMP
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