HK adds four new imported Covid-19 cases

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Centre for Health Protection confirmed four new imported cases of Covid-19 in Hong Kong on Monday, Oct. 25.

Two are from the Philippines who both were domestic workers, staying at Penny’s Bay, the government quarantine facilities.

The 38-year-old female worker arrived on Oct. 21 via PR300 flight. She received one dose of vaccine from Janssen in the Philippines on Aug. 5.

The 52-year-old female domestic worker meanwhile, arrived on Oct. 20 and received two doses of vaccine from CoronaVac on July 1 and 31 in the Philippines. It was reported that this particular case had closed contact with the case reported yesterday who is staying at Penny’s Bay quarantine centre and arrived on Oct. 20.

Another sea crew member from Ukraine was confirmed positive with Covid-19. The 48-year-old male arrived via flight KL819 on Oct. 23. He received his two jabs of vaccine from BioNTech in Ukraine on Sept. 15 and Oct. 5.

The fourth case is a 79- year-old female who has symptoms when she arrived in Hong Kong on Oct. 21. She is staying at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental in Central, Hong Kong. She arrived from Denmark flight AY101 via Finland on Oct. 21. She received two doses of the BionNTech vaccine in Tunisia on April 10 and May 7.

Hong Kong now has 12, 238 total confirmed cases.