2 COVID-19 cases reported

May 3, 2021

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


The cases involve a 36-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman who arrived from Russia and Indonesia.


A total of 101 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 20 local cases of which nine had unknown sources of infection.


Beauty Mansion in Yau Tsim Mong is included in the compulsory testing notice due to the positive imported case with a preliminary test result involving the N501Y mutant strain.


Upon the centre’s further investigation, an earlier confirmed case with unknown sources of infection involving the N501Y mutation strain had been present at Citygate shopping mall and Curry Lounge at Shop S, G/F, SeaView Crescent in Tung Chung. Relevant people are required to undergo compulsory testing.


In addition, Fung Hing House and On Hing House of Hing Wah (II) Estate in Chai Wan where sewage samples have tested positive as well as 42 schools with outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection and/or influenza-like illness are covered in the notice.


The Government will set up a mobile specimen collection station at Hing Wah (II) Estate tomorrow and extend the service period of the station at Fu Tung Estate in Tung Chung to May 5.


A total of 48 community testing centres and mobile specimen collection stations will provide free service for people subject to compulsory testing, including foreign domestic helpers, to meet the demand.


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

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