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Covid-19 cases linked to TST restaurant grow to 41

27 February 2021

By The SUN 

State-of-the-art K11 Musea mall will shut for 2 days and its staff given virus tests

A total of 41 Covid-19 cases, consisting of 34 confirmed and 7 preliminary positive, were today linked to an upmarket Chinese restaurant in a Tsim Sha Tsui mall.

As a result, Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection announced at a press briefing today, Feb 27, that all staff at K11 Musea mall where Ming’s Chinese Dining is located, will have to undergo mandatory testing.

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Chuang said that of the 33 new coronavirus cases detected overnight, 15 were linked to the restaurant, consisting of nine diners, four staff and two close contacts. And among about 20 preliminary cases, 11 were also related to the cluster.

Nineteen other infections were previously reported from the restaurant cluster, which is suspected to have originated from a female super spreader who cleaned tables there on Feb 19, when most of the infected diners had lunch.


A total of 76 patrons had been to Ming’s restaurant on that date, and Chuang said 61 had been traced and sent to a quarantine center. Health officials are still tracking down the 15 others.

A 'super spreader' in Mr Ming's restaurant is believed to be behind the mass infection

Meantime, a 34-year-old female staff at Cartier’s boutique in K11 Musea was also among those who tested preliminary positive today.

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As a result, the mall will be closed for two days from tomorrow for disinfection, and for all staff at its tenanted units to undergo virus testing. The testing of staff will be done every two weeks for the next two months, and only those who test negative will be allowed to resume work.

Chuang also called on people who had been to the mall on or after Feb 19 to get tested and pay attention to their health.


“We are not sure about the exact risks of those visitors to the K11 Musea. Since we have observed a possibly super spreading event in that restaurant and there are also quite a number of staff and patrons getting infected, it is possible the infections may not just occur in the restaurant because the staff may be infectious during entrance or in the mall,” she said.

Of the new cases, 31 were locally acquired, and 10 of them had unknown sources.

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The two imported cases were a 29year-old female domestic worker from the Philippines and a 44-year-old male returnee from India. Both were asymptomatic when the tested positive at the airport. 







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