Helper from PH among 41 new Covid-19 cases

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The Centre for Health Protection in Kowloon City.

A 39-year-old domestic worker from the Philippines is among the 41 new Covid-19 cases health authorities recorded on Monday.

The worker arrived in Hong Kong on Dec. 29, a Health Department spokesperson said. She tested positive on the second sample while under quarantine.

Two other arrivals—a female aged 29 and a male aged 30, both from the United States—also tested positive on the second sample.

The three comprise today’s imported cases. The remaining 38 Covid-19 cases were local transmissions with 11 of those having no traceable source of infection.

Dr. Chuang Shuk-Kwan from the Centre for Health Protection also reported four more Covid-19 cases were added to the Hong Kong Kowloon Ferry cluster, where a ferry captain was earlier confirmed to have the virus.

About 40 people who work at the Tsing Yi Ambulance Depot will have to be quarantined after another ambulance man tested positive for Covid-19, making him the second confirmed case linked to the facility.

A third ambulance man from the site was found to be preliminarily positive for Covid-19.

Princess Margaret Hospital also saw two new preliminary positive coronavirus cases, following the confirmation of a Covid-19 case there last week. They are patient assistants who worked at the occupational therapy department and they had shared a sewing machine for making pressure garments.

About 40 people in total were found preliminarily positive for Covid-19.