HK records 4 imported virus cases

October 25, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional imported COVID-19 cases, three of which involve the L452R mutant strain while the remaining case's mutation test result is pending.


Among the patients, aged 38 to 79, two arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places while the other two were from medium-risk places.


Three of them tested positive during quarantine, including a patient who is a close contact of a previous imported case. The remaining one tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.


Meanwhile, specified people linked to Golden Glory Court, Phase 1, Golden Lion Garden in Sha Tin are reminded to undergo testing tomorrow in accordance with the compulsory testing notice. 


The Government will reopen a mobile specimen collection station at the open area outside Golden Glory Court tomorrow to facilitate people subject to compulsory testing.


In view of a previous local case with the L452R mutant strain, eight specified premises are included in the compulsory testing notice. People linked to these premises during the specified period must undergo additional testing.


Six schools are also covered in the notice due to outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection or influenza-like illness.


A total of 62 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.


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

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