2 seafarers, 2 domestic workers from PH test positive for COVID-19

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Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan, Head of the Communicable Disease Branch of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health

The Department of Health confirmed to Hong Kong News on July 16 that two men and two Filipina domestic workers who recently arrived in Hong Kong from the Philippines have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The two men are seafarers – Case no. 1574 is a 38 year-old male who had runny nose since July 13, while Case no. 1575 was asymptomatic.  Case no. 1574 has been sent to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan while Case no.1575 is confined at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po.

Both arrived in Hong Kong on July 14.


One of the two Filipina domestic workers, Case no. 1577 is also asymptomatic and has worked previously in Hong Kong.  The other domestic worker took flight PR 300. The 35-year-old went to Hong Kong for the first time, Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said on July 15.

The four are part of the five imported cases reported on July 15, while there are additional 14 confirmed local cases. There are 1, 588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths as of July 15 in Hong Kong.


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