5 imported COVID-19 cases detected

August 23, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection said today it is investigating five additional imported COVID-19 cases involving patients who arrived from Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey and the US.


In view of a previously confirmed imported case with the L452R mutant strain, the Government issued a compulsory testing notice requiring people who had been to three specified places to undergo additional testing. Those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course will not be exempted. In this connection, the Immigration Department’s Foreign Domestic Helpers Section at 3/F, Immigration Tower in Wan Chai will suspend service tomorrow and reopen on August 25.


The latest list of mobile specimen collection stations is also announced.


A total of 44 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days. One is a local case with an unknown infection source, another is import-related and the rest are imported.


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

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