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Migrant support groups, PCG cut service hours amid spike in Covid-19 cases

17 July 2020

By The SUN

The Mission will remain open but at shortened service hours
Two of the oldest migrant support organizations in Hong Kong have announced shortened work hours or suspended services in the wake of a continuing increase in the number of new Covid-19 cases in the city.

The Mission for Migrant Workers announced yesterday that it will open for only half a day every Sunday, 9am to 12noon. From Monday to Friday it will open from 10 am to 4pm, until further notice.

It remains closed on Saturdays.

For emergencies, especially for Covid-19 related concerns, they can be reached through WhatsApp at their service hotline, 9529 2326.

Another group, Help for Domestic Workers, announced today that from Monday, Jul 20, its walk-in services will be temporarily suspended.


But it will be open as usual on Sunday, Jul 19, from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Those who need assistance may also call its office, 2523 4020 or 5936 3780, during office hours, 10 am to 6pm, from Monday to Friday.

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They can also send a message to the Facebook page, HELPForDomesticWorkers.

Both support organizations have their offices at the St John’s Cathedral compound at No 8, Garden Road, Hong Kong.
 
The Consulate says its shortened work hours are meant to help clients avoid rush-hour crowds
Early this week, the Philippine Consulate also announced that it will again shorten its service hours by an hour starting this Sunday, Jul 19, until further notice.




On Sunday, they will be open for service from 9am to 4pm, while from Monday to Thursday, their transaction hours will be from 10 am to 4pm. They remain closed on Fridays and Saturdays, and public holidays.

Passport applicants with confirmed appointments at 8am to 9am on Sundays, and between 9am to 10pm are assured that they will be accommodated anytime during their scheduled day of appointment.ission for Migrant Workers announced yesterday that it will open for only half a day every Sunday, 9am to 12noon. From Monday to Friday it will open from 10 am to 4pm, until further notice.

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