HK sees seven imported cases including two Filipinos

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After a day of no cases, the Hong Kong authority reported seven imported cases of Covid-19 on Monday, October 11. Two of the cases came from the Philippines.

A 40-year-old female domestic worker arrived on Oct. 4 via Cebu Pacific Air 5J272 flight, who was asymptomatic when she arrived in Hong Kong.  She stayed at Penny’s Bay quarantine center. The Filipino worker was infected with variant L452R of Covid-19 virus. She got two jabs in the Philippines of CoronaVac vaccine on June 4 and July 6.

With the same flight number and date of arrival, another Filipino male, age 33, tested positive for Covid-19. He arrived in Hong Kong asymptomatic and stayed at Ramada HK Harbour View at Sai Yin Pun. He got his vaccine in Hong Kong of BioNTech on May 7 and May 28. Hong Kong authority said that the result of the variant is still pending.

The other five imported cases came one each from Kenya, Montenegro, the United States, and two from Pakistan.

The Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong are now at 12,269. A total of 68 cases have been reported in the past 14 days (Sept. 27 to Oct. 10) including a local case with unknown sources, while the rest are imported cases.