3 imported COVID-19 cases reported

May 10, 2020

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The Centre for Health Protection today announced that it is investigating three new imported COVID-19 cases.


The centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan explained at a press briefing that two of the new infections involve men, aged 54 and 57, who returned to Hong Kong from Pakistan on Saturday.


"The two patients confirmed today, they are not from the chartered flight. The Government had only arranged one chartered flight from Pakistan so far. These patients bought their own tickets through Qatar Airways and then came back. They went on flight QR818.”


As regards the third infection, Dr Chuang said the case involves a 69-year-old woman who came back to Hong Kong from Britain. She experienced shortness of breath while staying at her home in the UK.


“The National Health Service of the UK had sent a team of staff to the patient's home to check her health condition, but had not carried out laboratory tests. Her symptoms subsided very quickly, within one day.


“So she has been asymptomatic for quite a while before she came back to Hong Kong.”


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.

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