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Filipino among 30 new imported cases in HK; another flew in sick from Mla

22 June 2020

By Daisy CL Mandap

CHP is investigating  the case of man who flew into HK after testing positive for Covid-19 in Manila
A 46-year-old Filipino male who was about to finish his quarantine after flying in from Manila on Jun 9 is among 30 new imported cases confirmed today, Jun 22, by Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection.

All the 29 others had flown in from Pakistan over the weekend. They all brought the city’s tally to 1,161.

Additionally, a statement from CHP said it was investigating a case involving a 55-year-old male who was flown by air ambulance from Manila on Sunday, Jun 21. (update per latest government release)
CHP said officials in the Philippines informed them that the patient had tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, but did not give other details.

The man was immediately taken to Queen Mary Hospital on arrival in Hong Kong and CHP officials say they are trying to get more information from their counterparts in Manila about the case.

Consul General Raly Tejada said he has yet to be informed officially about the cases.

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Last week, three Filipinas, likely all domestic workers, tested positive on arrival in Hong Kong on two separate occasions within days of each other.

The first two who arrived together on Jun 17 were asymptomatic, but the third who was tested positive on Jun 20 had complained of a headache.

Today’s confirmed Filipino case had stayed in Manila from Mar 14 to Jun 9. He was about to end his mandatory quarantine in his home in Wanchai when he was found infected. He is now in Ruttonjee Hospital for isolation and treatment.
 
Apart from today's 29 confirmed cases, 16 other returnees from Pakistan tested preliminary positive for Covid-19
Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post has reported that 16 additional patients who recently returned from Pakistan have tested preliminary positive for Covid-19.

They will be reported as confirmed cases tomorrow if they test positive for the coronavirus a second time.

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Today’s tally, involving 15 men and the same number of women, was the highest number reported in a single day since Apr 3 when 43 new local and imported cases were recorded.

The CHP said 29 of the fresh cases returned to the city via flight EK380. Twenty six of them came back on Saturday, and three on Sunday. All were transferred to hospitals from quarantine centres.

No new local case was reported for the ninth straight day.

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