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aaaThe Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Sunday reported three recently imported Covid-19 cases infected with a mutant strain of the coronavirus. The cases involved returnees from Israel, Qatar, and Japan. All of them entered Hong Kong on Sept. 10. A statement from the CHP said the Covid-19 case from Qatar, a 36-year-old woman, lives in Tung Shun Hing Building in To Kwa Wan. She worked on the 28th floor of Lee & Man Commercial Centre in North Point. She had travelled to Nigeria on August 22 and tested negative in Hong Kong on Aug...

September 17, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection reported two new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday—both imported—pushing Hong Kong’s coronavirus tally to 12,132.

A Health Department officer said both carried the L452R mutant strain commonly present in the Delta variant spreading globally.

The two cases, who arrived from South Korea and Serbia, were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 overseas.

September 17, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed three new Covid-19 cases on Friday—all imported—taking Hong Kong’s coronavirus caseload to 12,153.

All three were found with the L452R mutant strain, a Health Department staffer said. This strain is commonly linked with the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The three arrived from Qatar, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. They were fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering the city.

Fewer than five people tested pre...

September 17, 2021
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aaaA Filipina domestic worker is among the 20 winners of credit cards containing a stored value of HK$100,000 in a recently-concluded draw aimed to boost Covid-19 vaccination among Hong Kong residents, the lottery's organisers said Wednesday. In a press release, property developer Sino Group said the winners—13 males and seven females aged between 19 and 69—were already contacted and are slated to redeem the prizes for second place. "The Second Prize winners have varied backgrounds and occupations, including a Filipina domestic helper,...

September 16, 2021
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From Friday, Sept. 17, inbound foreign domestic workers (FDWs) vaccinated against Covid-19 outside Hong Kong may book rooms for quarantine again at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre.

A statement from the Labour Department website said all available rooms at the facility have been reserved until Oct. 19. But reservations for rooms that will open on Oct. 20 will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday.

The Labour Department explained they will stagger openings slots for quarantine bookings. This means room...

September 15, 2021
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Health authorities confirmed only one Covid-19 casein Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The case involves a 45-year-old woman from the United Kingdom who tested positive for Covid-19 while under quarantine in Wong Chuk Hang.

She was found with the L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus, a Health Department staffer said.

The woman arrived in Hong Kong on Sept. 8. She earlier received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Sinovac last May and had tested positive for antibodies against ...

September 15, 2021
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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed two new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday—both imported—taking the number of coronavirus cases in the city since the start of the pandemic to 12,149.

The two imported cases involve a female domestic worker from the Philippines aged 53, and a 49-year-old man from Qatar.

A staffer from the Health Department said the FDW did not carry the mutant strain N501Y—which is linked with the Alpha coronavirus variant—but the test results for other strains is...

September 14, 2021
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Health authorities reported only one Covid-19 case on Monday—an arrival from Qatar who tested positive for a mutant strain of the coronavirus.

Data from the Centre for Health Protection showed case involved a 26-year-old male who entered the city on Sept. 11, after disembarking from Qatar Airways flight QR818.

He received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in Hong Kong in April and May, and antibodies against the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were found in his blood....

September 13, 2021
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One unidentified foreign worker won HK$100,000 in a lucky draw for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents where the grand prize is a HK$10.8-million flat in Kwun Tong.

Winners for the draw sponsored by Sino Group’s philanthropic arm Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation Limited, and Chinese Estates Holdings Limited were announced Wednesday.

Only the first four or five characters of the winners’ Hong Kong Identity Card numbers were revealed, as well as the last four digits of their phone numbers...

September 12, 2021
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A domestic worker from the Philippines was among the four new Covid-19 cases health authorities confirmed on Saturday.

The 30-year-old female worker showed no symptoms of infection but she tested positive for the L452R mutant strain while under quarantine in Silka Tsuen Wan hotel in Kwai Chung.

She had received two shots of Sinovac’s vaccine against Covid-19 in the Philippines last June and July, based on data from the Centre for Health Protection.

A Health Department staf...

September 11, 2021