LBC staffer in Central, Yuen Long branches tests preliminarily positive for Covid-19
A Filipino cashier who manned LBC branches in Central and Yuen Long tested preliminarily positive for Covid-19, health authorities said Sunday.
The Centre for Health Protection said the 23-year-old male resident of Tsuen Wan worked in the Yuen Long branch during his infectious period.
He last worked in that branch in Tung Yik Building on Feb. 26 and developed symptoms on the same day.
The cashier is among the over 10 preliminary positive cases detected. CHP communicable disease branch officer Dr. Albert Au said the source of his infection remains unknown.
Hong Kong saw an additional 22 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday—five imported and 17 locally transmitted—bringing the city’s Covid-19 caseload to 11,006.
Three of the imported infections were from the Philippines, all foreign domestic workers who carried a more infectious coronavirus variant first detected in the UK. The workers arrived on Feb. 26 via Philippine Airlines flight PR300 and tested positive upon arrival.
An arrival from Pakistan on Feb. 24 was also found to carry the virus variant. The city has 47 infections with coronavirus variants of concern to date.
The fifth imported case is another foreign domestic worker from Indonesia who arrived in Hong Kong on Feb. 26.
Thirteen of the local cases were linked to previously confirmed Covid-19 infections, of which 10 are related to the cluster in the Mr. Ming Chinese Dining restaurant in K11 MUSEA. This cluster now has 44 infections to date.
Another patient with Covid-19 died in the past 24 hours: a 73-year-old male patient at the Queen Mary Hospital.