Hong Kong sees eight imported cases including one-y-o baby

Local | 9 Oct 2021 6:43 pm

Hong Kong reported eight imported cases on Saturday without any untraceable local infection.

The cases comprised of a baby boy, three men and four women, aged one to 45. Apart from the one-year-old baby, the seven patients had all received two doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

Three arrived from Pakistan, one from India and two from Indonesia. The remaining two came from the Philippines and Nepal.

They underwent quarantine at Silka Far East Hong Kong Hotel in Tsuen Wan, Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre, Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View in Sai Ying Pun, Silka Tsuen Wan and Silka Seaview Hotel Hong Kong in Yau Ma Tei. They all remained asymptomatic.

The Centre for Health Protection said it is now following up epidemiological investigations of the freight worker who was carrying the L452R mutant strain. The genetic sequencing can confirm that he was infected with the Delta variant.

The center said officers will carry out further genetic sequencing analysis, as well as comparing the genomes of imported cases confirmed recently in Hong Kong involving L452R mutant strain.

The center also reminded residents and people who had been to Two Island Place on Tanner Road in North Point; Tung Yik Building on Yu King Square in Yuen Long; Block 20 of Fortune Garden in Tam Mei, Yuen Long; and Golden Glory Court, Phase 1 of Golden Lion Garden in Sha Tin to undergo compulsory testing by tomorrow (Sunday).

A total of 77 cases have been reported in the past 14 days including a local case with unknown sources, while the rest are imported cases. The city's Covid tally now stands at 12,262.

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