HK reports 8 imported virus cases

December 19, 2021

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating eight additional imported COVID-19 cases involving five men and three women, seven of whom arrived in Hong Kong from high-risk places.


Six of the cases involve the N501Y mutant strain and another one involves the L452R mutant strain, while the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending.


Three patients tested positive upon arrival at the airport and the other five tested positive during quarantine.


The centre also reminded specified people linked to Cheung Hing Building, 44-48 Pitt Street in Yau Ma Tei to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.


In view of two preliminary positive imported cases who had stayed in Hong Kong during the incubation period, 13 specified premises are included in the compulsory testing notice.


The Government will set up a mobile specimen collection station at the loading bay near Winland 800 Hotel, Level 1 Carpark, Rambler Crest in Tsing Yi tomorrow to provide a free testing service for residents and workers subject to compulsory testing.


A total of 66 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, all of them are imported.


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

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