HK sees two new imported Covid-19 cases

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Electron microscopic image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19. (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention/Public Health Image Library/cdc.gov)

One Filipino male was confirmed positive of Coronavirus, Centre for Health Protection (CHP) announced on Tuesday, Nov. 2. He was one of the two cases in Hong Kong.

The 29-year-old Filipino resident arrived showing no symptoms of the virus last Oct. 29 via Cebu Pacific airline flight 5J272.

On his third day of quarantine at Western Plus Hotel, Hong Kong at Sai Ying Pun, while completing his mandatory 21-day quarantine, he tested positive with the Coronavirus.

In the Philippines, he received AstraZeneca vaccine twice on May 14 and July 23.

Another infected with the virus is a 37-year-old female who arrived in Hong Kong from Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Turkey via flight TK083 on Oct. 31. She was tested positive under the “test-and-hold” arrangement upon arrival at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at Hong Kong International Airport.

She received two doses of Covid-19 vaccination (CoronaVac) in Hong Kong on June 18 and July 16.

Both were infected with the mutant strain of L452R of the Covid-19 virus.

There are 12,350 cases of positive with Covid-19 in Hong Kong as of present with 48 cases reported in the past 14 days (Oct. 19 to Nov. 1) as imported cases.

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