2 imported COVID-19 cases identified

June 30, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving a man and a woman who arrived from the UK and Bangladesh.


Meanwhile, the centre was notified of two confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK involving a 43-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy.


They left Hong Kong on June 18 for London on Cathay Pacific flight CX251. Their specimens collected on June 21 tested positive for the virus and both of them remain asymptomatic.


The centre is following up on the cases with the UK health authority and epidemiological investigations are ongoing.


As a prudent measure, Horizon Suites in Ma On Shan where the patients had stayed is covered in the compulsory testing notice. People who had been there for more than two hours from June 5 to 30 have to undergo testing by July 2.


The Government will set up a mobile specimen collection station tomorrow at the Horizon Suites open carpark, while the one at the open area outside Yat Wing House, Block A of Yat Nga Court in Tai Po will extend its services to July 2.


A total of 41 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, including 39 imported cases and two import-related cases.


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

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