2 returnees from PH test positive for COVID-19

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Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection

Two more returnees from the Philippines tested positive for the coronavirus, as Philippine authorities in Hong Kong have started looking into the influx of positive cases from Manila.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection on Saturday said the women, aged 29 and 26, flew in from Manila via flight CX906 on Sept. 10.

They are among the 13 new confirmed infections in Hong Kong, four of which are imported. The other imported cases hailed from India and Russia.

Chuang said the two were likely not related to the earlier case yesterday, where five domestic helpers brought in by the same agency tested positive for the coronavirus.

Philippine Consul-General Raly Tejada said the Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) in Hong Kong has been directed to touch base and provide assistance to the workers who tested positive yesterday.

He also added measures in Hong Kong remain tight, and corresponding authorities are looking into the matter.

Five of the nine local transmissions of COVID-19 recorded today have no discernible sources of infection. One of them was a waitress, 30, who lives in Tuen Muen and works at the Golden Coast Beach Restaurant.

The sources of infection for a 67-year-old retired male from Yau Tong, a 51-year-old who worked at To Kwa Wan and lived in Tai Wai, a 45-year-old female clerk from Tok Fu, and an 88-year-old woman from Kwai Chung could also not be detected.

A 67-year-old male who had chronic illnesses and who tested positive for COVID-19 died earlier this morning, bringing the total number of deaths linked to the coronavirus to 100.