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Another bar staff infected as Pinay discharged from hospital

06 April 2020

By The SUN

Tjhe Wanchai bar was closed after all its staff were taken to a quarantine center following the outbreak

A quarantined employee of Dusk Till Dawn bar in Wanchai was one of 28 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Sunday, Apr. 5, raising the total tally for Hong Kong to 891. Of this number, 206 have been discharged after recovery.
The male staff was asymptomatic, but was tested while confined to a quarantine center where around 120 other people were taken, after a mass outbreak in the bar and three others where a Filipino band had played regularly.
Another male patient linked to the so-called bar cluster was also reported among the new cases.


However, as in the past two weeks, an overwhelming number of the new cases involved Hong Kong residents who had just returned from overseas. Of the 28 confirmed cases, 23 had traveled recently. Thirteen are students returning from their schools abroad.
On Saturday, Apr 4, another Filipina domestic helper was discharged from hospital after recovering from Covid-19, said a statement from the Consulate. She was the third to be discharged in two days.
On Apr 2, two other Filipinos were also reported as having been discharged, including Jinkee Alhambra, a domestic worker who bravely chronicled her battle with the disease on her Facebook page. Alhambra posted a picture of her leaving the hospital the day before.
Jinkee Alhambra happily proclaims victory over Covid-19 before leaving the hospital

Sixteen Filipinos are reportedly still being treated for the disease, while a total of seven have recovered, and been sent home.
The tally does not seem updated, however, as many of the Filipino musicians and staff involved in the bar cluster have not been included.


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On Friday, a 52-year-old Filipina quarantined at Chung King Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui tested positive, two days after returning from a vacation in Manila. Her case was also not reported to the Consulate.
Meanwhile, more than 120 people who work at Shek Kip Mei police station have been moved to a quarantine center after two police officers were found infected with the virus, the latest being a 46-year-old policeman who tested positive on Apr 4.

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Health officials say everyone in the station was considered as a close contact of the two officers. Three of them reportedly showed symptoms so they were taken to a hospital for testing.
More tests are also being conducted on those who came near a 93-year-old male patient at Pok Oi Hospital who was found infected with Covid-19 after being discharged. It’s now believed he was infected by a confirmed patient who was placed in a bed about 1.8 meters away from the elderly man. 
The elderly patient is now in serious condition at Tuen Mun Hospital.
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