Hong Kong confirms 3 new Covid-19 mutant strain cases
The 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. 21. She had also completed vaccination against Covid-19 two months prior.
The woman returned to the city on Sept. 10 via Qatar Airways QR818 and her specimen at the airport tested positive for Covid-19.
Her building and her workspace were issued with compulsory testing orders.
Sunday’s Covid-19 tally brought the number of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong to 12,146.