Two domestic workers among 15 new COVID-19 cases

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The Centre for Health Protection on Argyle Street in Kowloon City.

Hong Kong posted 15 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases on Monday, with all but one imported.

Two of the imported cases were domestic workers, a spokesperson for the Department of Health said. One is a Filipina, 48, who flew in on Oct. 17 via Cathay Pacific flight CX906 from Manila.

The other domestic worker hailed from Jakarta. The 29-year-old tested positive at the airport when she arrived on Oct. 18 via Cathay Pacific flight CX798.

The other imported cases are three arrivals from India, two travelers from the United Kingdom, two from Turkey, two from Russia, one from the United States, and another one from Kazakhstan.

The Philippines, Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan, and the United Kingdom are among the high-risk areas under the Prevention and Control Ordinance in Hong Kong.

Travelers from these regions must produce a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure and must undergo hotel quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Hong Kong.

Russia and France are slated to be added to the list of high-risk regions by Oct. 26.

The daily tally today bring the city’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 5,257.