3 FDWs from PH among 8 new 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)

Health authorities confirmed eight new Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong on Sunday—all imported—bringing the city’s coronavirus caseload to 12,122.

Of the eight, seven were found with the L4552 mutant strain commonly associated with the Delta variant. The results of the viral strain tests on the eight case—an arrival from the United States—is still pending, said an officer from the Information Services Department (ISD).

All eight cases were fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Among them are three female domestic workers from the Philippines.  Two of the cases flew in from the United Kingdom.

Two other confirmed cases traveled to Kyrgyzstan on Aug. 20 and were tested negative in Hong Kong. They returned on Sept. 3 via Cathay Pacific flight CX654 and tested positive at the airport.

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The two involve a 60-year-old man who lives in Valiant Park in Mid-levels and a woman aged 43 residing in Block 6 of Peak One in Tai Wai. The woman worked on the second floor Casey Building in Sheung Wan during the virus’ incubation period.

Because of their Covid-19 infections, their homes and the office will be issued with compulsory testing notices.

Fewer than five people tested preliminarily positive for the coronavirus, the ISD officer said.