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Post-Easter virus outbreak in Yuen Long sends 50 to quarantine

15 April 2021

By The SUN 

Meadowlands, where the couple lives, will now be subject to compulsory testing 

A couple who met up with several groups over the long Easter holiday and tested positive yesterday for Covid-19 has sent up to 50 of their close contacts to quarantine.

This was according to health officials who held a press briefing today, Thursday, on the coronavirus situation.

The couple who live in Meadowlands in Yuen Long were among six new infections reported today, four of them imported. The additional cases drove up the city’s total tally to 11,619.


More than 10 preliminary cases were reported, five of them locally acquired. They are all linked to the 29-year-old woman who was reported infected today, including her parents and three other family members.

The four imported cases included two with the N501Y variant. One is a 39-year-old man who arrived from Italy, and the other, a 31-year-old man who came from France.

The two other cases who did not carry the variant are a 43-year-old woman who flew in from the Philippines, and a 4-month-old baby girl from India who arrived on Apr 4.


According to Dr Ambrose Wong of the Centre for Health Protection, the local cases looked like a post-Easter outbreak.

Wong says the outbreak looks like an Easter holiday cluster

“It’s related to the Easter holiday. It’s quite obvious because the family gathered during the holiday. If all of them become confirmed, it will be one Easter holiday cluster,” he said.

The wife, who works as accounts manager at Quality Healthcare Nursing Agency in Kowloon Bay, felt unwell on Apr 9 but did not see a doctor and just took some over-the-counter medicines.'

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She saw a doctor last Monday after she lost her sense of taste, and tested positive yesterday. She lives with her husband and her parents.

Her husband, a 38-year-old property agent, started coughing on Sunday and was found infected at the same time.

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On Apr 2, the woman met up with eight other people at a friend’s house in Ngau Chi Wan. On Apr 3, 5 and 9 she visited her in-laws at their home in Siu Sai Wan Estate. About seven family members were present.

Her uncle, aunt and 14-year-old cousin also visited her at home and all of them are now also preliminary positive.


Among the other places the woman visited during the incubation period were a noodle shop in Mongkok and a law firm in Central, both on Mar 30. On Apr 4, she also visited a ramen restaurant in Yuen Long with her husband and mother.

On Apr 5 she visited a shop in Kwun Tong and another one in Island Resort Mall on Apr 10. She also visited a nail shop in Mong Kok on the same day.

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All the places she visited will be closed for disinfection for 14 days and the staff there tested while her close contacts will be sent to quarantine.

Also subjected to the same orders are the school that her cousin attended, and the offices where her aunt and uncle worked at in Kwai Chung.



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