5 imported COVID-19 cases found

August 25, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating five additional imported COVID-19 cases involving patients who arrived from Pakistan, the Philippines, Dubai and France.


Meanwhile, the centre was notified of a confirmed case in the UK. The 42-year-old female patient left Hong Kong on August 13 and her specimen collected on August 16 tested positive for COVID-19. She did not develop symptoms.


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


As a prudent measure, Wing Cheung House, Sui Wo Court in Sha Tin, where the patient stayed during the incubation period, will be put under a compulsory testing notice requiring specified people to get tested for COVID-19.


A total of 50 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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