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Two Filipinos, Kyrgyz teen HK’s latest Covid-19 cases

17 October 2021

 By The SUN


The 2 infected Filipino men flew in via CX906 on Oct 13

Two Filipino male residents who flew in recently from Manila on the same Cathay Pacific flight and a female teenager who arrived from Kyrgyzstan on Friday were reported as Hong Kong’s newest coronavirus patients today, Oct 17.

The Centre for Health Protection said the three, who were all asymptomatic, all had the L452R mutant strain. They took the number of cases to 12,295 in Hong Kong so far.

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There are five preliminary positive cases today, a government information officer said.

The two Filipinos who both arrived on Oct 13 on a CX906 flight were a 63-year-old man who checked in at Regal Airport Hotel in Chek Lap Kok, and a 47-year-old man who stayed at Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View in Sai Ying Pun.


The elderly man received two doses of CoronaVac in the Philippines on Jun 22 and Jul 20 while the younger man received his two CoronaVac jabs doses on Jun 16 and Jul 16.  


The CHP said the two men tested negative before leaving Manila on a CX906 flight and upon arrival in Hong Kong. But the samples they submitted on the third day of quarantine were tested positive for the virus.

The unvaccinated female patient, aged 17, arrived on an OZ721 flight on Oct 15, submitted her specimen upon arrival at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at Hong Kong International Airport. She returned a positive result yesterday.


A total of 65 cases have been reported in the past 14 days ending Oct 16, including a local case with unknown sources. The rest were imported cases.

Meanwhile, the CHP reminded specified persons who resided or had stayed for more than two hours in Tower 1, Grand Promenade at 38 Tai Hong St, Sai Wan Ho, to undergo compulsory testing tomorrow, Oct 18, in accordance with the compulsory testing notice.

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This was where a Russian diplomat spent his home quarantine before he tested positive for Covid-19 with the L452R mutant strain on Oct. 14.

The Hospital Authority said a total of 51 confirmed patients are being treated in eight public hospitals and the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre. All of them are in stable condition.

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