5 imported COVID-19 cases found

December 6, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is probing five additional imported COVID-19 cases involving three men and two women who all carry the L452R mutant strain.


The patients flew in from Pakistan, Korea, Russia and Finland. Among them, case number 12472, an air crew member arriving from Finland who tested positive at Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, is a close contact of imported case number 12436.


For the other four cases, one patient tested positive upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, and the remaining three were confirmed infected with the virus during quarantine, the centre added.


Additionally, eight schools where an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection or influenza-like illness occurred are covered in the compulsory testing notice. However, people who have finished their jab course can be exempted.


A total of 60 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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