Police investigate couple who allegedly concealed their whereabouts from health officials

Local | 8 May 2021 4:25 pm

The Hong Kong Police have invited a 29-year-old Indian man and his Filipino girlfriend to make a statement, after they were accused of deliberately concealed their movements around the territory, hampering efforts to trace close contacts.

According to sources, the force said prosecution is not precluded.

The Centre for Health Protection earlier reported that an Indian man who flew in from Dubai was found to be carrying a N501Y strain of coronavirus last month, the first case in the community. 

Three foreign domestic helpers living in different parts of the city were later found to be infected with the same strain, and authorities struggled to establish how they caught it.

After thousands of people living in the same buildings as the patients were sent into quarantine for 21 days, and all helpers in the city were ordered to take Covid tests, it emerged that the Dubai arrival and his girlfriend had met up with people who later came into contact with the infected helpers in two separate gatherings.

The two gatherings were said to have held in two residential units at Fung Hing House of Hing Wah (II) Estate in Chai Wan and on 37 Fuk Wing Street in Sham Shui Po respectively.

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