Warning signs flashing as HK report two local cases with unknown source and over 20 preliminary positive cases
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Health officials warned that Hong Kong might experience a “rapid and big rebound”, with two local infections with untraceable source and over 20 preliminary positive cases reported in the city today.
The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today, it has recorded 12 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – eight imported and four local – bringing the tally to 5,492 cases.
Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said the two local infections with untraceable source include a 75-year-old female merchant who lives on Stubbs Road, Eastern Mid-levels. She works at 1 Lyndhurst Tower in Central.
Chuang said the woman had been to Starlight Dance Club in Wan Chai between 3pm to 5pm on November 14.
“We have at least five other preliminary positive cases saying they have been to the club during the mentioned date, we suspect there is an outbreak at the club,” said Chuang.
Two dancing instructors from the club had also been to the Heavenly Dance studio in Sheung Wan.
Another local patient with unknown infection source is a 65-year-old retired woman who lives in Tower 2, The Long Beach in Tai Kok Tsui.
Five of her friends will have to be put under quarantine after dining with the woman.