2 COVID-19 cases reported

June 30, 2020

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 1,205.


The cases involve two males aged 19 and 59 who had been to the US during the incubation period.


One of their symptomatic close contacts is being arranged to be admitted to a public hospital for treatment.


In addition, the centre received a report from Mainland customs on a cluster of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases involving 11 crew members of a container ship, MSC Flavia.


The ship was originally scheduled to disembark at Ningbo on June 26. Eleven crew members tested positive for COVID-19 by Ningbo customs on arrival.


Among them, nine crew members embarked on the container ship from Hong Kong on June 24 with six arriving in Hong Kong from Indonesia, two from Greece and one from Croatia between June 21 and 23. All of them were declared to be asymptomatic on arrival in Hong Kong.


Two of the nine cases were subsequently detected as having fever on arrival in Ningbo while the other seven were asymptomatic.


The centre has contacted the Mainland’s health authority to obtain more information about the cases.


Meanwhile, together with GoGo Tech Limited (GOGOVAN) and HK PICK-UP LIMITED (Pickupp), HelloToby Technology (HK) Limited (Toby) has also begun to provide a door-to-door specimen collection service for COVID-19 testing provided for the Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme.


Additionally, the Hospital Authority reported that 90 confirmed patients are currently hospitalised and 1,107 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.


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

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