HK sees three new imported virus cases with mutant strains

Local | 22 Nov 2021 2:47 pm

Hong Kong on Monday reported three new imported Covid-19 cases that involved mutant strains, bringing the city’s tally to 12,405.

The Centre for Health Protection said the new patients involved a man and two women, aged 23 to 43, from the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United States respectively.

All three were found carrying the L452R mutant strain of the virus and all of them did not develop symptoms of Covid. They were fully vaccinated with the Sinovac, BioNTech, and Janssen vaccine respectively.

Health authorities said two patients tested positive upon arrival at the Hong Kong Airport and one tested positive during quarantine at Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre.

Over the past fortnight, the SAR reported 33 Covid-19 cases and all of them are imported cases.

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