60 COVID-19 cases detected

January 12, 2021

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 60 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.


At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan noted that 13 cases have an unknown source of infection.


She said more cases involving six units of a residential building at 26 Reclamation Street, Jordan were recorded.


A total of 21 cases were found at the four buildings along the street, Dr Chuang added.


“Reclamation Street nos. 20, 22, 24 and 26 are in a whole block but in four buildings. The buildings are connected to each other by corridors, so they can walk through.


“We observed more cases in no. 26, but we also have three units affected - two in no. 20 and one in no. 22.


“So we will order a compulsory testing notice for all the residents in these four buildings, essentially in one block, because they are the old, traditional type of buildings.”


She also said residents living on the same floor as the confirmed cases have to be quarantined.


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

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