HK expects 23 Covid cases, six local including four taxi drivers

Local | 12 Nov 2020 12:00 pm

Health officials are set to confirm 23 Covid patients in Hong Kong today, including six local infections, where four of them are said to be taxi drivers.

According to source, four taxi drivers are among the six local infections today.

Hong Kong yesterday recorded 18 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – 15 imported and three local – the highest in weeks, taking its overall tally to 5,408, including 108 deaths.

Among the local cases was a 23-year-old Baptist female student who had staycations with friends.

During the incubation period, she went to the Royal Plaza Hotel in Mong Kok with about 10 friends on October 30 and 31.

Then it was at Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong hotel in North Point on November 4 and 5 with at least five friends.

She last went back to Baptist on November 3 and developed fever two days later.

She tested positive on November 10.

The student went to taekwondo practices in Sham Shui Po, Cheung Sha Wan, Fortress Hill and Wong Chuk Hang.

She visited a dental clinic in Mong Kok, had a facial session in Tuen Mun and ate at a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant in Sham Shui Po.

The two other local cases are a male retiree, 76, who lives in Kwai Shing West Estate in Kwai Chung, and a project manager, 44, who lives at Parc City in Tsuen Wan.

Seven of his colleagues who work at Grandtech Centre in Shek Mun have to undergo quarantine.

The rest of the confirmed cases - 15 imported - comprise seven from Nepal, two from the United States, two from India, and one each from Britain, Ecuador, Morocco and Indonesia.

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