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2 Covid-19 cases reported today, including Filipina DH with variant

03 April 2021

By The SUN 

The Filipina tested positive while in quarantine at Ramada Harbour View Hotel

A Filipina domestic helper who tested positive for Covid-19 and was found to carry the N501Y variant is one of two confirmed cases reported today, Apr 3.

The other is a 5-year-old boy who is a family member of a patient who tested positive earlier. They live in a Tseung Kwan O village house.


According to a staff of the Centre for Health Protection, the 36-year-old Filipina tested positive on her second sample while quarantined at the Ramada Harbour View Hotel in Sai Ying Pun. She arrived in Hong Kong on board Cebu Pacific Flight 5J272 on Mar 20.

She was the 41st Filipino to test positive shortly after arriving in Hong Kong for the past 15 days.


Hong Kong now has a total tally of 11,502 Covid-19 cases so far.

In the past 14 days, a total of 136 cases had been recorded, of which 45 are local cases, including 12 whose sources are unknown.

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Contact tracing on the confirmed cases are ongoing. For case details and contact tracing information, check the Covid-19 Thematic Website (

Everyone who had visited specified venues under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap 599J) must receive Covid-19 nucleic acid testing. All household members of close contacts of confirmed cases must also undergo testing within a specified period.

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Anyone who develops symptoms is urged to seek medical attention early and undergo testing as soon as possible.

The government’s vaccination program is ongoing, and the public may choose between two vaccines, one from mainland company Sinovac, and the other from German pharmaceutical company BioNTech. Details of the programme, including how to book an appointment for the vaccine can be found at the designated website (

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In the meantime, the CHP calls on the public to avoid going out and socializing, including dining out, especially during the long holiday season. If they need to go out, they should wear a mask and maintain strict personal hygiene.

Despite the advisory, various media reports say people have come out in droves to have fun at newly reopened beaches and swimming pools.

People flocked to beaches today, despite CHP's warning to avoid crowds


The CHP strongly urged the elderly to stay home as far as possible and avoid going out. They should consider asking their family and friends to help with everyday tasks such as shopping for basic necessities.

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Non-essential travel outside is also discouraged. “Given that the situation of COVID-19 infection remains severe and that there is a continuous increase in the number of cases reported around the world, members of the public are strongly urged to avoid all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong," said the statement.



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