7 COVID-19 cases confirmed

October 30, 2020

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating seven additional COVID-19 cases, of which one is locally transmitted.


At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said the local case involves a 44-year-old man, with an unknown source of infection, who lives in North Point and works at Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan.


“For the patient of case number 5321, we have identified 11 close contacts in the office he works in as well as a few other friends who went hiking or had meals with the patient during the communicable period to be put under quarantine.”


Dr Chuang added that in an office setting, people who are in the same team or those who have shared meals together and those who are separated but work in the same area will be considered close contacts.


“For the rest, we will ask them to do deep throat saliva tests and close the office for 14 days and carry out thorough disinfection.”


The imported cases are from the Philippines, India and Pakistan.


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

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