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HK posts 6 imported infections, no local case

27 March 2021

By The SUN 

The 6 imported cases included 3 with the N501Y variant: 2 from Phl and 1 from Pakistan

For the first time in more than four months, no local cases of Covid-19 infection was recorded in Hong Kong.

But six imported cases were reported, including three with the more infectious coronavirus strain.

They include two Filipino domestic workers, a 44 year-old male and 25-year-old female, who both arrived on Mar 25 and tested positive at Hong Kong airport. They both flew in aboard a Cebu Pacific flight 5J272.


The third is a 45-year-old male who came from Pakistan via Emirates flight EK384. He flew in on the same day, and tested positive on arrival.

Two of the other confirmed cases were returning residents from India who also arrived on Mar 25. One is a 32-year-old male and the other, a 34-year-old female. They flew in aboard UK 6392.


The sixth case involves a 36-year-old female domestic helper from Indonesia who arrived on Mar 14 and tested positive on her 12th day in hotel quarantine.

The surge in infected travelers coming in from the Philippines and India recently led to Cathay Pacific Airways flights from Manila and Air India’s flights from New Delhi being banned for two weeks recently.

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Both airlines flew in with five passengers who tested positive at the airport, despite being required to show a negative test result for a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours before their flights.

Hong Kong University microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung said in talks with reporters earlier today that he hoped the city is close to achieving zero infections. But he warned that people must not let their guards down.

Yuen says HK should have no local cases in 14 days to achieve zero infection 

“I think Hong Kong has finally reached a stage where we have a chance of achieving zero casaes and I hope it will remain that way,” Yuen said, adding that people should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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He warned against an early relaxation of social distancing measures, saying Hong Kong would have no more local cases if it could achieve zero cases in 14 days.

Yuen spoke after visiting GO24 Fitness in North Point, where the patient in yesterday’s sole case with unknown source, had visited regularly.


He said the chance of a major outbreak like the one that swept Ursus Fitness in Sai Ying Pun earlier this month was low, as the North Point gym had more fresh air and was equipped with two air purifiers.

However the operator has been asked to make improvements in the air circulation.

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Four staff and 20 customers of the gym were sent to quarantine centers, along with seven people who lived in the same subdivided flat in Caueway Bay as the patient, a 38-year-old Japanese flight attendant.

About 500 people who visited by the gym at the same time as the patient have been asked to take a virus test.


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