15 COVID-19 cases detected

April 29, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 15 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.


They involve seven males and eight females aged between eight and 78 who arrived from Nepal, India and Indonesia.


A total of 143 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 35 local cases, of which 15 have unknown infection sources.


Since two imported cases involving the N501Y mutant strain have been recorded on flight CX906 which arrived at Hong Kong from the Philippines on April 14, the Food & Health Bureau said, for prudence’s sake, people who had taken that flight and are exempted from compulsory quarantine must undergo compulsory testing by April 30.


Additionally, nine schools are covered in the compulsory testing notice because of upper respiratory tract infection outbreaks.


The service period of the mobile specimen collection stations at On Hing Playground in Yuen Long, Tin Shui Sports Centre in Tin Shui Wai and Kin Sang Community Hall in Tuen Mun will be extended to May 10, and that of the stations at Edinburgh Place in Central and Sha Tsui Road Playground in Tsuen Wan will be extended to May 16.


The centre reminded the public that two service providers, HK PICK-UP and HelloToby Technology (HK), will provide door-to-door specimen collection services for virus testing during the Labour Day holiday on May 1. People undergoing compulsory home quarantine can make advance bookings to submit their deep throat saliva sample through the service.


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

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