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Filipina DH with symptoms tests positive for Covid-19 at HK Airport

06 November 2020

By The SUN 

The Filipina should have presented a negative test result before being allowed leave Manila

A Filipina domestic helper who flew in from Manila with coronavirus symptoms was among six new Covid-19 cases reported today, Nov. 6, all of them imported.

The 43-year-old Filipina arrived on Nov 4 via Hong Kong Airlines flight HX 782 and tested positive on arrival, so she was sent directly to a hospital. This was despite her having presented a negative result for a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours before departing Manila.

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An Indonesian domestic worker who was found infected on her second test was also among the new cases.

The 24-year-old Indonesian was in quarantine at O’Hotel in To Kwa Wan when she tested positive for the coronavirus. She reportedly flew in on Oct 24 via Cathay Pacific flight CX 798 from Jakarta.

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Another newly reported case was a 27-year-old male air crew member of Ethiopian Airlines who flew in from Addis Ababa on Nov 4. His test result came in as he was in quarantine at Regal Airport Hotel in Chek Lap Kok.

The three other imported cases were two male returnees from India aged 29 and 55, and an 18-year-old male youth who arrived from the United Kingdom.

The ban on public gathering of more than 4 people remains in place

Meanwhile, the current gathering restrictions imposed to combat the spread of Covid-19 which were due to expire today have been extended for another week, or until midnight of Nov 12.

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These include the wearing of masks in all public transportation and public places, both indoor and outdoor, except for country parks, or when the person is doing strenuous activity, like jogging.

No more than four people can gather together in public places and in bars, but restaurants can sit up to six diners at each table. Dining places can take in only up to 75% of their capacity, but are allowed to remain open until 2am.

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Persons who manage business establishments that violate the social distancing measures will be subject to a maximum fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months.

Individual violators are liable to a maximum fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for six months.

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