Hong Kong coronavirus: 800 quarantine rooms for domestic helpers gone within minutes of becoming available squib

A Hong Kong quarantine facility offering 800 places for the swelling number of foreign domestic workers headed back to the city was fully booked within minutes of its online reservation system opening on Tuesday morning.Users were allowed to start waiting 45 minutes before attempting to snare one of the spots dedicated to inbound workers – mainly arrivals from the Philippines and Indonesia – at the government’s Penny’s Bay quarantine facility.The booking system, which was offering rooms from…
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