3 imported COVID-19 cases detected

August 1, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating three additional COVID-19 cases involving women who arrived from Cambodia and the US.


Meanwhile, the centre was notified of a confirmed case in the UK concerning a 52-year-old woman who left Hong Kong for London on flight CX251 on July 15. Her specimen collected on July 18 tested positive for COVID-19. She was asymptomatic.


The centre is following up on the case with British health authorities and epidemiological investigations are underway.


As a prudent measure, Lok Yuen, 24 College Road in Kowloon City where the patient resided during the incubation period has been put under a compulsory testing notice.


In addition, two preliminary positive cases arrived from the US and the Netherlands involving L452R/N501Y mutant strains were detected today. As the patients had lived in Hong Kong within the past 21 days, eight specified premises that they visited are included in the compulsory testing notice.


The latest list of mobile specimen collection stations and their operating details were also announced.


A total of 28 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them are imported.


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

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