CHP looking for Manila-HK passengers in HK Airlines flight

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The Centre for Health Protection is asking those who took Hong Kong Airlines flight HX782 from Manila to Hong Kong on March 11 to contact them immediately after a man on the flight tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The CHP said on March 15 that they are looking for the other passengers of the flight after a 38-year-old male passenger in the economy class contracted the virus. He tested positive for COVID-19 when he was already in Guangdong, China.

“The CHP is following up on the contact tracing of four confirmed cases outside Hong Kong and urged people who took the same flights as the patients to call the CHP hotline,” the CHP said.

Those who took the same flight can contact 2125 1122. The hotline operates from 8am to midnight daily.

People who came in contact with the said passenger will be subjected to medical surveillance or quarantine.

Aside from passengers of flight HX782, the CHP also urged those who took the following flights to contact them:

CX845, Cathay Pacific, from New York to Hong Kong, arrived on March 10

CX759, Hong Kong to Singapore, March 10

CX171, Hong Kong to Perth, March 10

NH811, All Nippon Airways, March 10

There are at least 149 COVID-19 cases now in Hong Kong, including five Filipina domestic workers, three of whom have been discharged.