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233 new Covid cases reported, including 12th from restaurant cluster

09 May 2022

By The SUN


A cook at Peony Golden Restaurant became the 12th infected person in the cluster (File)

Health authorities reported 233 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, including a cook who became the 12th patient linked to a Yuen Long restaurant.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said the cook at the Peony Golden Court restaurant had three doses of a vaccine and was asymptomatic.

He last worked on May 5 and developed symptoms three days later. He tested positive on a rapid antigen test.


Chuang said since the patient had been to other places after his last day at work, officials will investigate if he had caught the virus elsewhere.

But she said the CHP is not ruling out more cases connected to the cluster.

Earlier, 11 diners who had breakfast at the restaurant at about the same time on Sunday, May 1, had tested positive for the coronavirus. Most had three jabs, and all had mild or no symptoms.

Chuang said of the 192 diners who had been ordered to undergo testing, 138 had tested negative, while most of the restaurant's staff were still awaiting results.


Of the new cases, 33 were imported and 19 tested positive on arrival at Hong Kong airport and the rest, during quarantine.

Among those who were confirmed on arrival test, five flew in aboard CX845 from New York, three on AC007 from Vancouver, four on LX138 from Zurich, two on EK384 from Dubai and Bangkok, one on TR980 and another on SQ882, both from Singapore, one on QR818 from Doha and two on JL735 from Tokyo.


Meanwhile, the Hospital Authority said an 89-year-old Covid patient died on Sunday. She was not vaccinated.

The death toll from the fifth wave of infections now stands at 9,134.

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