2 FDWs from PH test positive for Covid-19

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Health authorities reported six new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday in Hong Kong, all imported and fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

A staffer from the Health Department said all six carried the L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus, which is commonly linked with the highly contagious Delta variant.

The six include two domestic workers from the Philippines who were fully vaccinated with the vaccine developed by Sinovac.

One of the workers, a 33-year-old woman, arrived in Hong Kong on Sept. 5. On the same day, she developed symptoms of Covid-19 infection.

The other worker was under quarantine in a hotel in Sai Ying Pun when she tested positive.

One Covid-19 case involved a male aircrew member aged 50. He entered Hong Kong on a British Airways flight last Sept. 5.

The remaining cases arrived in Hong Kong from the United States, United Kingdom, and Tanzania.

Hong Kong has recorded a total of 12,130 Covid-19 cases to date.