Three Filipina found with a mutant Covid-19 variants

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Three Filipina were found with a mutant variants of coronavirus on Tuesday, they were among the seven reported imported cases in Hong Kong by Centre for Health Protection.

Two of the Filipino worker were found with L452R mutant variant while the other one was found with N501Y mutant strain of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, Health Officer said.

The 24-year-old, 44-year-old and 31-year-old were all domestic workers and tested positive for Covid-19 while under quarantine in a designated facility like Penny’s Bay and Silka Tsuen Wan.

The 24-year-old Filipina Domestic Worker arrived in Hong Kong on Sept. 22 via a Cathay Pacific Air Flight CX906. She is currently asymptomatic. She received her Covid-19 vaccines from BioNTech in the Philippines on July 2 and July 30.

The 44-year-old Filipina Worker meanwhile arrived in Hong Kong on Oct. 1 via Philippine Airlines PR300 flight. She received two doses of BioNTech in the Philippines on July 19 and Aug. 10 and is currently asymptomatic.

The 31-year-old domestic worker arrived in Hong Kong on Sept. 22 via Cathay Pacific Air CX906 flight. She received one dose of Covid-19 vaccine from Janssen in the Philippines on July 28 and is also asymptomatic.

A total of 65 imported cases have been reported in the past 14 days. Hong Kong now has 12, 238 confirmed cases.

The other imported cases are arrivals from Pakistan, India, Kenya and Egypt.