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3 new arrivals from Phl test positive for Covid-19

29 June 2020

By The SUN

The 3 new Covid-19 patients flew in from Manila to HK yesterday, Jun 28 (file photo)
Three women who flew in from Manila yesterday were among four new cases of Covid-19 reported today, Jun 29. They brought Hong Kong’s total tally to 1,204.

The fourth new case is a female student from Britain who arrived on Jul 16 and tested positive on the eve of her last day of mandatory quarantine.

Records from the Centre for Health Protection showed two of the new arrivals from the Philippines, aged 36 and 53 years old, were asymptomatic.

The third, also aged 36, and is described as “epidemiologically lined to the older woman, had a cough.
The first patient was in the Philippines from Mar 2 to Jun 28; the second, from Mar 5, and the third, from Mar 1.

They were all taken from the AsiaWorld-Expo testing site to United Christian Hospital in Kowloon for isolation and treatment.

The student from Britain was moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yaumatei from her home in Knutsford Terrace in Tsim Sha Tsui.

There were no local cases reported for the tenth straight day.

The recent spike in the number of passengers from Manila testing positive for the coronavirus disease on arrival at Hong Kong airport has led officials to consider requiring Filipino migrant workers to be quarantined outside their employer’s house.
HK officials the high rate of infection from Manila make Filipino domestics unsuitable for home quarantine

Labor Secretary Law Chi-kwong said on Saturday he was in talks with health officials on the possibility of declaring Filipino domestic workers unsuitable for home quarantine.

With an estimated 10,000 Filipino workers due to arrive in Hong Kong to take up employment, Law said there could be 65 infected patients from among them, given the rate of infection among new arrivals from Manila.
He said these 65 patients could pass on the virus to people in their employers’ home, potentially causing a new community outbreak.

Law also said the government was not keen to see FDWs arriving by the thousands in the next few weeks, in line with measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.

 For details on the new cases, please check this link to the HK government's website: 

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