12 COVID-19 cases detected

February 23, 2021

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 12 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 11 are locally transmitted.


Among the local cases, three have unknown sources of infection.


The centre's Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan explained at a press briefing this afternoon that three of the new cases are related to Caritas Lok Yi School in Sai Wan Ho. This brings the number of infections in that school cluster to 10.


The patients of the unlinked cases live in Man Yuen Building in Jordan, Cambridge Building in Wong Tai Sin and Nanning House of Tsuen Wan Centre.


The imported case is from the Philippines.


Meanwhile, three buildings with one or more new confirmed cases are now covered by compulsory testing notices.


People who had been at these premises for more than two hours from February 10 to 23 must undergo testing by February 25.


The Government will set up a mobile specimen collection station tomorrow at Tsuen Wan Centre.


Additionally, the service period of the mobile stations at Maple Street Playground in Sham Shui Po, King George V Memorial Park in Kowloon and Arthur Street Temporary Playground in Yau Ma Tei, will be extended to February 28.


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

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