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Filipina DH among 7 new Covid-19 cases, 1 with unknown source

30 October 2020

By The SUN

The Filipina was about to get out of quarantine from Charter House hotel when she tested positive

A Filipina domestic worker who tested positive on her second test for Covid-19 while in quarantine, was among six imported cases reported today, Oct 30. She is the first newly arrived Filipino to test positive for the virus in five days.

The Centre for Health Protection said the 27-year-old Filipina was staying at Charter House hotel in Causeway Bay when she was found infected yesterday. She arrived on Oct 16 via Philippine Airlines Flight PR 300.

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The other imported cases involved three returnees from India and two from Pakistan.

There was only one local case, a 44-year-old office worker whose source of infection was unknown. His was the first untraceable case uncovered in nearly a week.

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He was found infected after undergoing tests arranged by his company on Wednesday.

The man lives in North Point and works at Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan. He didn’t show any symptoms, but reported feeling tired for a few days.

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CHP’s Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said about 40 of his co-workers had tested negative for the coronavirus, but 11 of them who are deemed close contacts will be put under quarantine.

The man’s friends who went hiking with him on Mt Beacon and with whom he had lunch will also be sent to a quarantine center.

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During the incubation period, he also played badminton at the Harbour Road Sports Centre in Wan Chai, and CHP is investigating whether there he had close contacts there who should be isolated.

The city’s total Covid-19 tally is now 5,321 with 105 deaths. A total of 97 patients are still being treated in 18 public hospitals, of whom nine are in critical condition, four are serious, and 84 are stable.

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