1 imported COVID-19 case found

October 31, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional imported COVID-19 case which involves the L452R mutant strain.


The 37-year-old female patient arrived from the UK which is a high-risk place. She tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.


Meanwhile, the centre is looking into an overseas COVID-19 case involving a 18-year-old man. He left Hong Kong for Singapore on October 24 on flight TR981 and his specimen collected in Singapore on the same day tested positive to the virus.


He received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine on July 8 and 30 in Hong Kong. The centre is following up on the case with the Singaporean health authority.


The patient lives at Ching Tak House, Tsz Ching Estate in Tsz Wan Shan. As a prudent measure, the place where he resided in Hong Kong during the incubation period has been included in a compulsory testing notice which requires relevant people to take a virus test by November 1.


Meanwhile, specified people linked to Tower 10, Phase 3, the Graces, Providence Bay in Tai Po have to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with a compulsory testing notice tomorrow, the centre reminded residents.


A total of 54 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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