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3 Filipinos among 4 new Covid-19 cases today

01 October 2021

 By The SUN

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Three recent arrivals from the Philippines are among four new cases of Covid-19 reported in Hong Kong today, Oct. 1.

All the patients are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.

According to government information staff, three have been detected with the L452R mutant strain of the coronavirus, while the test result of one is still pending.

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Two of those who came from Manila, one male and one female, are returning residents while one is a male foreign domestic helper who was in quarantine at Penny’s Bay.

The 26-year-old male resident arrived on Sept 27 via Cebu Pacific flight 5J272  and was in quarantine at Ramada Harbour View Hotel in Sai Ying Pun when he was found infected. He had two jabs of the Sinovac vaccine in the Philippines on May 26 and Jun 21.

The female resident is 77 years old and flew in from Manila on Sept 26 via Cathay Pacific flight CX 906. She was spending her quarantine at Regal Oriental Hotel in Kowloon. She had the single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson in the Philippines on Jul 21. She's the one whose variant test result is still pending.

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The FDH is 32 years old and arrived on the same flight as the male resident. He tested positive at Penny’s Bay. He also had the J&J vaccine in the Philippines on Jul 26.

The fourth patient is a 40-year-old man who came from Pakistan ng Sept 29 via Emirates flight EK384. He tested positive for the coronavirus variant on arrival at Hong Kong Airport. He had two jabs of Sinovac in Pakistan on Jun 24 and Aug. 6.


The new infections took Hong Kong’s total Covid-19 tally to 12,221.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Health Protection said it is investigating the case of a 55-year-old male cargo flight crew who tested negative in Hong Kong on Sept 27, but was found positive in a sample collected from him in Australia the next day.

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He traveled to Australia on Sept 28 via flight HX2017. He received two doses of the BioNTech vaccine in Hong Kong on Mar 10 and Apr 6.

As a precaution, his residential building, Block 3, Monterey Cove, Phase 1, Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung, will be put under compulsory testing.

Additional information on the Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong may be found on this dedicated website:

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