HK reports four new imported Covid-19 cases

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One sea crew member and one air crew member are two of four imported Covid-19 cases, Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported today, Oct. 24. The other two imported cases are domestic workers from Philippines.

The sea crew member is a 37 years old male from  Philippines who arrived in Hong Kong on Oct. 22, 16 days after his second vaccine,  via Philippine Airlines PR300 flight. He received two jabs of Moderna vaccine in the Philippines on Sept. 8 and Oct. 6. Upon arrival at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at  the Hong Kong International Airport he tested positive in the “test-and-hold” arrangement system. 

The air crew member is a 51-year-old male, who arrived in Hong Kong on October 23 from Saudi Arabia.  He received his two doses of BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 8 and Feb. 18.

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The two Filipino female domestic workers, aged 37 and 41, tested positive while under quarantine at Penny’s Bay quarantine centre.

The 41-year-old arrived asymptomatic on Oct. 20 via Cebu Pacific flight 5J272. She received two vaccines of CoronaVac on  June 18 and July 19 in the Philippines 

Also asymptomatic when arrived in Hong Kong, the 37-year-old arrived on Oct. 20 via PAL fight PR 300 on Oct. 20. She is fully vaccinated with two jabs given on July 13 and September 7 of AstraZeneca vaccine in the Philippines.

The sea crew member and  two domestic workers from Philippines were all infected of L452R mutant strains of Covid virus.

There are 12,324 total of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong, 58 were reported for the past 14 days, Oct.10 to 23, and all of them are all imported cases.