HK sees one imported case, Asiana flights from Seoul banned

Hong Kong | 9 Jul 2021 3:32 pm

Hong Kong recorded only one new imported case today, with the city now on a 32-day streak of zero local infections.

The patient is an 18-year-old man who arrived in the city from the Netherlands and didn’t develop any symptoms. He was found carrying the L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus.

He underwent compulsory quarantine at Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View hotel in Sai Ying
Pun. He was said to have received both doses of the BioNTech Covid vaccine in June and July respectively.

The city’s tally now stands at 11,950, along with 212 related deaths.

Meanwhile, a passenger flight operated by Asiana Airlines arriving in Hong Kong from Seoul, Korea, on July 6 had one passenger confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival test and one passenger failed to comply with the city’s Covid rules.

The Centre for Health Protection had since prohibited the landing of passenger flights from Seoul operated by Asiana Airlines in Hong Kong from July 10 to 23.

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