Responsive Ad Slot




Buhay Pinay



Philippine News

Join us at Facebook!

Local woman found with mutant strain of the coronavirus

01 July 2021

By The SUN


The woman with the variant works at Bridal Tea House, a quarantine hotel

The Centre for Health Protection has announced that it is investigating a preliminary positive local case of Covid-19 from an unknown source involving the L452R mutant strain, commonly associated with the Delta variant.

The 41-year-old female patient who lives at Port Centre in Aberdeen works at Bridal Tea House, a designated quarantine hotel in Yau Ma Tei. She last went to work on Thursday, Jul 1.


She was asymptomatic and her infection was detected during a regular testing for hotel staff members on June 30.

Apart from her regular work at the hotel, she also worked part-time as a cleaner at Bluejay Residences in Ap Lei Chau and House 2, 12A South Bay Road in Repulse Bay, where she last went to work on June 27 and 29 respectively.

Call now!

The CHP said her specimen carried the L452R mutant strain but is negative to the N501Y and E484K strains.

She is the second local case of a variant infection. Last week, a 27-year-old male ground crew at Hong Kong Airport was found to carry the Delta variant, but genetic sequencing showed his infection was linked to three women who had just arrived from Indonesia.


The news came after four new imported cases were reported, bringing Hong Kong’s total Covid-19 tally to 11,927.

The patients, aged between 19 and 54, arrived from the United Kingdom, Russia and Indonesia. All were asymptomatic.

Meanwhile Port Centre was put under overnight lockdown following the cleaning woman’s positive test result, and all residents there were ordered to get tested. They will be subject to further compulsory testing on Days 3, 7, 12 and 19, from the day on which the case is confirmed.

The woman’s workplaces and the places she had visited during the incubation and infectious period will be included in a compulsory testing notice. People who had been present at the relevant venues at specified periods need to undergo compulsory testing on or before the specified date.


CHP’s investigation showed she has not received Covid-19 vaccination.

Members of the public are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Details of the government’s vaccination program can be found at the designated website:




Don't Miss