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Woman who first tested negative is one of 2 new Covid-19 cases

23 May 2020

By The SUN
Both patients recently arrived from Europe

A 61-year-old woman who tested negative on arrival in Hong Kong from the Netherlands on May 14 but was found infected more than a week later was among the two new imported cases reported on Friday, May 22.

The other new case is a 15-year-old boy who returned from Britain early on Friday and did not show any symptoms.


The two brought Hong Kong's total tally to 1,066.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said the infected woman sought medical help on Wednesday because of a persistent cough. She tested positive on Friday.

Earlier, she was allowed to undergo home quarantine in Cheung Sha Wan after testing negative on her arrival on May 14.

The patient reported having shortness of breath and cough on Apr 16 while visiting relatives in the Netherlands, but the symptoms eventually disappared.

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The boy lived in the United Kingdom with two others from March to May this year. He was found infected on arrival at Hong Kong airport.

Dr Chuang said authorities had distributed bottles to care home workers for their saliva samples as part of a surveillance program for Covid-19.

Tunghayan ang isa na namang kwentong Dream Love.

But she said only three staff would be tested in each care home.

Also to be tested as part of the program are airport staff and patients in psychiatric wards.

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