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Local teen tests positive for mutant virus

04 June 2021

By Daisy CL Mandap


The 17-year-old girl is being treated in Tuen Mun Hospital

A 17-year-old girl who lives in Tin Shui Wai has tested positive for a mutated strain of the coronavirus whose source is still being investigated.

A government statement issued earlier tonight, Jun 4, said the girl, who was found with the more infectious N501Y variant, lives at Shing Yu House, Tin Shing Court in Tin Shui Wai.

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 She studies at Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association Tong Kwok Wah Secondary School at 57 Tin Wah Road, Tin Shui Wai and attends tutorial class at Tak Wing Industrial Building at 3 Tsun Wen Road, Tuen Mun.

On May 29, she visited the Hong Kong International Education Expo, held at Hall 1C of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai.

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An overnight lockdown has just been ordered for Shing Yu House which will remain in effect until 7am tomorrow. All residents of the building will be tested overnight, and on days 3, 7, 12 and 19 counting from the day on which the case is confirmed. 

The compulsory testing notice will also be issued at her school and the places she had stayed during the incubation period. People who had been present at the above premises at specified periods need to undergo compulsory testing on or before June 6, 2021.


According to the statement from the Centre for Health Protection, the girl developed symptoms including fever, runny nose, headache and loss of smell on June 2. The next day she went to the Tin Shui Wai community health centre where she submitted deep throat saliva for testing on the same day. The sample tested preliminary positive.

Today the positive result was confirmed by Department of Health’s Laboratory Service Branch which also found that the sample carried the N501Y mutant strain (but it is negative to E484K and L452R strains).

The girl, whose viral load was reportedly found to be high, is now being treated in Tuen Mun Hospital.

If her infection is confirmed tomorrow, she would end Hong Kong’s 42-day record of no untraceable Covid-19 case.

Meanwhile, only one case was reported today, Jun 4, involving a 21-year-old female who flew in from Austria.

She tested positive while under quarantine at Ramada Harbour View Hotel in Sai Ying Pun.

Hong Kong has recorded a total of 11,850 Covid-19 cases with 120.



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