HK logs 13 new Covid-19 cases including 8 Indo, PH FDWs

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The Centre for Health Protection confirmed 13 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday—11 imported and 2 local—pushing the city’s coronavirus caseload to 11,481.

Of the 11 imported cases, eight are foreign domestic workers (FDWs). Five of them arrived from Indonesia and three of them hailed from the Philippines.

Two of the Indonesian FDWs, aged 32 and 31, entered Hong Kong on Mar. 30 via Singapore Airlines flight SQ882. Two more workers tested positive for the virus on the 12th day sample they submitted while under quarantine, while another Indonesian tested positive on the 19th day sample.

The Indonesian workers did not carry variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19.

All three FDWs from the Philippines who entered Hong Kong on Mar. 30 via Cebu Pacific flight 5J272 tested positive for a variant of the virus. Two arrivals from Pakistan and an arrival from Nepal were also found with a coronavirus variant.

The two local cases were reported yesterday: a 23-year-old decoration worker and a 56-year-old restaurant staffer.

The decoration worker developed a cough and diarrhoea on Mar. 28. He consulted a private doctor on Mar. 29 and his sample submitted on the same day tested positive.