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5 Covid-19 infections reported, including another FDW on CX flight

10 September 2021

By The SUN 

The FDW was moved to a quarantine centre after her travel companion was found infected

Five new coronavirus infections, all of them carrying the mutant L452R strain, were reported today, Sept 10, including a Filipina domestic worker who tested positive at a quarantine centre. 

According to staff at the Health Department, the Filipina was a close contact of another FDW who flew in via Cathay Pacific flight CX918 on Sept 7 and tested positive on arrival test at Hong Kong airport.

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Three of the new cases came in aboard Swiss flight LX138 from Zurich which landed in Hong Kong on Sept. 8.

According to the HD staff, the flight just managed to avoid a two-week suspension imposed on airlines that fly in with at least three passengers who test positive on arrival test at Hong Kong.

While two of its passengers reported as infected today tested positive on arrival, the third, who was a companion of one of the infected passengers, was found to carry the virus shortly after being moved to a quarantine center.

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All five infected travelers were asymptomatic and received full vaccination.

The Filipina received two doses of BioNTech vaccine in the Philippines on Jun 22 and Jul 13; one of the Swiss passengers got the Sinovac jabs in China on Feb 2 and 18; while the two related passengers both had the BioNTech vaccine in Hong Kong on Mar 21 and Apr 11.

The fifth passenger is a flight crew who came via 1-Fly F78109 flight from Moscow on Sept. 8. She received the Sputnik vaccine in Russia on Jul 10 and Aug 8.


The new cases took Hong Kong’s total Covid-19 tally to 12,144.

The Swiss flight from Zurich narrowly missed HK's two-week suspension

Meanwhile, the Centre for Health Protection said it was notified of two confirmed cases in the United Kingdom involving two male patients aged 16 and 51 who had spent part of their infectious period in Hong Kong.

The younger patient lived at Block 19, Baguio Villa, 550 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam. He departed Hong Kong on August 26 for the UK via flight CX255. He tested negative on August 23 in Hong Kong.

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However, his specimen collected on Sept 6 in the UK tested positive for Covid-19 although he remains asymptomatic.

He received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine in Hong Kong on Mar 20 and Apr 10.

The older patient lived at Block 3, Kent Court, 137 Boundary Street, Kowloon. He departed Hong Kong on Sept. 1 for the UK via flight CX255. He tested negative on Augt 30 in Hong Kong.

He developed symptoms on Sept 3 and his specimen collected on the same day in the UK tested positive for Covid-19. He received two jabs of BioNTech vaccine on Apr 27 and May 20 in Hong Kong.

The two buildings where they resided in Hong Kong during the incubation period have been put on a compulsory testing notice. Anyone who had been at the premises during the indicated period should get themselves tested on or before tomorrow, Sept 11.

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