Seven FDW passengers of CebuPac tested positive with Covid-19

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Seven Filipino domestic workers (DWs) that arrived from the Philippines on December 29 via Cebu Pacific of flight 5J272 were positive with the Covid-19 virus. The seven Filipino DWs were included from the total of 26 cases tested with the Covid-19 virus reported today, January 2, by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) of Hong Kong.

Four of the Filipino DWs, aged 25, 27, 29, and 41 stayed at the designated quarantine facility at Penny’s Bay quarantine center, while the other three Filipino DWs, aged 30, 39, and 47, stayed at a designated quarantine facility at Courtyard of Marriott Hotel at Shatin when they were tested positive with the virus.

Six of them were vaccinated twice in the Philippines, while one was vaccinated three times in the Philippines.

The 29-year-old Filipino DW’s was categorized as a confirmed case with an on-set date on December 32, the rest were categorized as asymptomatic.

The other 19 cases, came from the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and India, aged from 1 to 61. All were vaccinated except the one-year-old baby.

The newly reported cases consist of 25 imported cases and one possibly import-related case. Twenty-four of the cases involved mutant strains while mutation test results of the remaining two cases are pending. The patients comprise seven males and 19 females, aged one to 61. Among the imported cases, nine of them arrived in Hong Kong from Group A specified places (high-risk) with enhanced surveillance and 16 from Group A specified places (high-risk); twelve patients tested positive during the “test-and-hold” arrangement upon arrival at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) at Hong Kong International Airport and 10 tested positive during quarantine

Hong Kong has recorded a total of 12 693 cases tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus so far with 29 asymptomatic cases recorded starting from January 1.

Total of 148 cases tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in the past 14 days (December 19 to January 1, 2022). Four of them are import-related cases, while the rest are imported cases.