HK reports 6 COVID-19 cases

June 27, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating six additional COVID-19 cases, one of which is a local case linked with a 27-year-old male airline ground crew member carrying the L452R strain.


The male patient also works part-time at Uptown Plaza in Tai Po and the local linked case is a 24-year-old woman who is his colleague.


She last went to work on June 23 and was arranged to go to a quarantine centre on June 24 as a close contact of the male patient.


The woman developed a fever on June 26 and was admitted to hospital the same day.


The centre’s investigations revealed that she had not received a COVID-19 vaccine. 


As the female patient's test result involved the L452R mutant strain, the Government decided to make a restriction-testing declaration for Block 10, Tai Po Centre, Tai Po, where she lives, as the risk of infection in the relevant area may be higher.


The declaration took effect from 7.10pm and aims to be finished by about 7am tomorrow. People in the area subject to compulsory testing will need to be tested by 1am.


They will need to undergo a nucleic acid test at temporary specimen collection stations set up there, where staff will collect samples through combined nasal and throat swabs.


People in the restricted area who have undergone testing from June 25 to 27 and can provide a SMS notification through a mobile phone or related certification containing the test results are not required to take the test again.


Meanwhile, according to the compulsory testing notice, any person who had been at that building for more than two hours from June 7 to 27, even if they were not present in the restricted area when the declaration took effect, must undergo compulsory testing by June 29.


In addition, those residing in the same building as a confirmed local case with the mutant strain are subject to compulsory testing on the third, seventh, 12th and 19th day counting from the day the case is announced.


The Government also arranged four places she had visited in a compulsory testing notice today. It will set up mobile specimen collection stations tomorrow at Tai Po Market Station Public Transport Interchange and open area outside Block 10, Tai Po Centre for local residents and workers subject to compulsory testing.


The remaining five newly reported cases are imported.


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

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