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Filipina who just arrived from Manila tests positive for Covid-19 in HK

08 June 2020

By The SUN

The Filipina was tested on arrival at Hong Kong International Airport on Jun 6 

A 25-year-old Filipina who recently arrived from Manila was reported on Sunday, Jun 7, as Hong Kong’s 1,107th case of Covid-19.

The woman, apparently a migrant worker as she is said to live in the Philippines, had no symptoms when she arrived at Hong Kong International Airport on Saturday, Jun 6.

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But she was found to have the virus after undergoing mandatory testing at AsiaWorld-Expo, and was taken straight to Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment.

She was among a handful of people, all asymptomatic, who were found to have coronavirus on arrival in Hong Kong from Manila. 

One of the most recent was a Filipina domestic worker who went to WorldWide House in Central from the airport, and was found infected two days later, after she had started her home quarantine in Taipo.

Another was a male student who tested positive a day after undergoing home quarantine in Tung Chung.
The Centre for Health Protection said during its daily briefing that almost 1,400 tests had been carried out among residents of a building in a Shatin housing estate where a recent cluster of local cases had broken out, but all came back negative.

But nine samples are being collected again because of what officials had described as a “leakage.”

Seven residents of the housing block in Lek Yuen estate were found to have the virus during tests last week. As a result, around 100 residents of flats numbered 12 and 10, where the infections had occurred, were evacuated and taken to quarantine centers.
But residents of three flats could not be located, and health authorities have sent out an appeal for them to come forward so they could be tested.

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