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3 Filipino DHs, Pakistani tourist found with coronavirus variant

28 February 2021

By Vir B. Lumicao 

The 3 Filipinos, 1 Pakistani and 1 Indonesian all tested positive at the airport

Three Filipino domestic workers and a Pakistani tourist (likely the spouse of a resident) who all tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival at Hong Kong airport have all been found to have the coronavirus variant, the Centre for Health Protection said today, Feb 28.

The two Filipino women and one man aged 30, 31 and 34, as well as the 43-year-old Pakistani woman all arrived on Feb 26. They and a 27-year-old Indonesian women were the five imported cases among 22 new cases reported today.

Dr Albert Au from the CHP’s Communicable Disease Branch, said there are now 47 cases in Hong Kong with different variants of Covid-19. These include 29 with the British variant, 4 with South African, and 3 with Brazilian variants. Eleven have yet to be classified.

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More than 10 preliminary positive cases were also reported, including a 23-year-old male cashier at LBC Express in World-Wide House in Central and in Yuen Long. The CHP said the patient, who lives in Tsuen Wan, had an unknown infection source.

Four of the 17 local cases also had untraceable sources of infection, bringing to 65 the number with unknown sources in the past two weeks.

Today’s new cases, comprising 10 men and 12 women aged 1 to 71 years old, pushed up the tally of infections in Hong Kong since January last year to 11,006.


A Chinese restaurant in upscale K11 Musea mall in Tsimshatsui remained the focus of concern today as 10 more cases linked to the outbreak there had turned positive by midnight Saturday, bringing to 44 the total number from that cluster.

The new cases from Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining, believed to have started with a super spreader, included a close contact of a worker at the restaurant, two diners and seven close contacts of some patients in the cluster.

Au said about 100 close contacts had been placed in quarantine centers, meaning the number of cases could increase further during the incubation period in the coming days.

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“Meanwhile, we are still unable to get in touch with 10 diners from the restaurant and there could be a chance of community transmission from them,” Au said.

The cluster of cases in K11 Musea has now spread to 2 more shops

A 53-year-old woman who visited a Lilium by Gitone Cafe on the 5th floor at K11 Musea also tested positive. She works in Kwun Tong and lives in Ma Wan. Between Feb 22 and 23, she attended many seminars and workshops in multiple locations.

A total of nine employees, 22 diners and 13 close contacts have been infected so far, including a close contact of a diner who works in a law firm in Wan Chai and a nurse from Tuen Mun who works at a clinic in Tai Kok Tsui.

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The virus claimed one more life overnight, with the Queen Mary Hospital announcing the death of a 73-year-old male patient last night. He tested preliminary positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to the Tseung Kwan O Hospital last Nov 23, before being moved to intensive care at QMH.

As at 9am today, a total of 218 confirmed patients were being treated in 22 public hospitals, at the Asia World Expo community treatment facility at the airport and the North Lantau Hospital, said Dr Sara Ho from the Hospital Authority.

Ho said 17 of the patients were in critical condition, 13 in serious condition and the remaining 188 patients in stable condition.




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