Filipina Domestic Worker among eight imported Covid-19 cases

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Health Authorities confirmed eight imported Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong on Thursday, one of which is a Filipino.

The 39-year-old Filipino domestic worker tested positive for Covid-19 while under quarantine at Penny’s Bay. She arrived in Hong Kong on Oct. 3 via Cathay Pacific Air CX906 flight.

She was found with a L452r variant of the coronavirus, a Health Staffer said.

She is currently asymptomatic and completed two doses of vaccines from CoronaVac in the Philippines on June 18 and Aug. 3 of this year.

The other imported cases were three from Nepal and four from Pakistan.

A total of 76 cases have been reported in the past 14 days (Sep. 23 to Oct. 6) and all of them are imported cases.

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Health Authorities confirmed eight imported Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong on Thursday, one of which is a Filipino.
The 39-year-old Filipino domestic worker tested positive for Covid-19 while under quarantine at Penny’s Bay. She arrived in Hong Kong on Oct. 3 via Cathay Pacific Air CX906 flight.
She was found with a L452r variant of the coronavirus, a Health Staffer said.
She is currently asymptomatic and completed two doses of vaccines from CoronaVac in the Philippines on June 18 and Aug. 3 of this year.
The other imported cases were three from Nepal and four from Pakistan.
A total of 76 cases have been reported in the past 14 days (Sep. 23 to Oct. 6) and all of them are imported cases.

A passenger flight operated by Nepal Airlines arriving in Hong Kong from Kathmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 5 had three passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival testing, the DH thus invoked the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H) to prohibit the landing of passenger flights from Kathmandu operated by Nepal Airlines in Hong Kong from Oct. 7 to 20.

operated by Nepal Airlines arriving in Hong Kong from Kathmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 5 had three passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival testing, the DH thus invoked the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H) to prohibit the landing of passenger flights from Kathmandu operated by Nepal Airlines in Hong Kong from Oct. 7 to 20.