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Filipina DH due to end quarantine today among 7 new Covid-19 cases

09 December 2021

By Daisy CL Mandap 

The Filipina DH was confirmed to have Covid-19 on the eve of her release from Penny's Bay

A 36-year-old Filipina domestic helper who was a day away from finishing her compulsory 21-day quarantine at Penny’s Bay is among seven new Covid-19 cases reported today, Dec 9.

Records from the Centre for Health Protection showed the worker arrived from the Philippines on Nov 19 aboard 5J272, which means she should have ended her quarantine today.

But as of midnight last night, she was listed as among those confirmed to have the coronavirus with the L452R mutant strain.


This is not the first time a Filipina DH staying at Penny’s Bay was tested positive close to ending her compulsory quarantine. On Nov 30, another Filipina was found infected a day before she was due to be released from quarantine.

There has been no word from CHP on the unusual occurrence, especially now that the coronavirus is often detected within a week of the patient arriving in Hong Kong.

All of today’s new cases carried the L452R mutant strain, and all were fully vaccinated. Four tested positive on arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, two during their hotel quarantine, while the Filipina was the only one at Penny’s Bay.


They took Hong Kong’s total Covid-19 tally to 12,479.

Among the five other new cases, two were in Hong Kong during the 21-day incubation period as determined by local experts.


They include a 39-year-old man who left Hong Kong on Nov 22 for Denmark and returned to Hong Kong from Germany via the United Kingdom on Dec 5 aboard flightVS 206. He tested negative on arrival but he developed symptoms on Dec 7 while at Regal Oriental Hotel in Kowloon and his specimen  was positive for Covid-19.

As he lives in a house on Shouson Hill no compulsory testing notice was issued for his residence. But the places where he worked and visited will be put under CTN.


The other case involves another 39-year-old man who lives in Po Shan Mansion in Taikoo Shing and works at Ocean Park Marriot Hotel. He left Hong Kong on Nov 20 for the Czech Republic via Germany, and returned via the same route on Nov 29. He tested negative on arrival in Hong Kong.

However, his sample on day 9 of his quarantine at Dorsett Hotel in Tsuen Wan tested positive with a high viral load, and carried the mutant strain.

The place where he lived and worked during the incubation period have been included in a CTN.

Today’s three other patients all flew in on Dec 7 and tested positive on their arrival test. They include a 49-year-old woman who came from the UK on flight VS206, a 57-year-old woman who flew in from Thailand on EK384, and a 30-year-old man who came from Pakistan via Turkey on TK083.

Air India flights from Delhi are banned anew for 2 weeks 

Meanwhile, Air India flights from Delhi, India have been suspended for two weeks starting today. CHP said the airline’s Dec 5 flight had one passenger who tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival, while another failed to comply with pre-boarding requirements.

CHP also reminded the public that anyone who resided or worked in the same building as a confirmed Covid-19 case with a mutant strain will be subject to compulsory testing on specified dates as announced by the Department of Health. They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring for 21 days from the date specified in the CTN.

Pindutin para sa detalye

The relevant information can be found here:

Those covered by a CTN previously issued on The Kimberley Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui are reminded to undergo testing by tomorrow, Dec. 10.


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