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11 new local cases reported, another vertical transmission feared

19 January 2022

By The SUN


The virus infected 8 residents in two flats in this Sham Shui Po building

Three lockdowns ordered Tuesday night by health officials did not result to any new case of Covid-19 being found, government press statements revealed this morning, Jan 19.

The buildings covered included Tower 1, Monterey Cove in Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung, Mei Foo Shun Chuen Phase 3, and Ka Sing House, Ka Lung Court, Aberdeen.

Monterey Cove is where a 16-year-old male student at Delia Memorial School (Broadway) in Mei Foo Sun Chuen, lives. He tested preliminary positive Wednesday, and is suspected to have been infected by a classmate who lived in the same flat in Tai Hang Tung Estate in Sham Shui Po as a 43-year-old Pakistani housewife who appears to have spread the virus directly to nine other people.


The nine infections linked to the woman were among 11 new local cases reported Wednesday. A further seven imported cases were also reported, taking Hong Kong’s total confirmed Covid-19 tally to 13,066.

The two other local cases included a woman living in the Aberdeen building who was linked to the spread of the Delta variant in a pet shop in Causeway Bay, while the third is a female member of a Yau Tong household where a cluster of infections had been detected earlier.

Among the preliminary cases were two linked to the Sham Shui Po building. A 42-year-old housewife and her three-year-old child who live in a flat above that of the Pakistani woman tested positive, triggering fears of another vertical transmission. The mother and child tested negative during a lockdown on the building on Jan 15.

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As a result, everyone who lived or stayed in unit 14 on 1/F to 11/F of Tung Moon House during the incubation period will be transferred to a quarantine center.

Also testing preliminary positive is a female teacher in a North Point kindergarten whose source of infection is still unknown. She lives in the tower block in Mei Foo Sun Chuen which was also put on overnight lockdown.

No new case was found from the Mei Foo building where the kindergarten teacher lives 

The 26-year-old woman teaches at Learning Habitat Kindergarten (Novum East) in North Point. She last went to work on Jan 5 and had fever the following Sunday, Jan. 9, after shopping at a Don Don Donki shop in Tsim Sha Tsui and visiting the Harbour City and K11 malls.

She saw a private doctor on Monday where she was tested, and the result came back positive the next day.


Another preliminary positive case is the 66-year-old husband of the woman who visited the  Little Boss pet shop, and was among those reported as a confirmed case on Wednesday. The couple live together in the Aberdeen block which was the third to be locked down

To step up testing in the affected areas, the government said it will set up mobile test stations in Sham Shui Po, Cheung Sha Wan and Mei Foo. An additional testing centre was also set up at Pak Tin community hall in Sham Shui Po.

Meanwhile, Yan Chai Hospital announced late on Tuesday that a 79-year-old man who was admitted for a colonoscopy examination has tested preliminary positive for Covid-19 during the standard screening procedure.


The patient was moved to an isolation ward for treatment while two of his close contacts who were not wearing eye protection during the operation will be moved to a quarantine centre. These are the surgeon who performed the operation on him, as as well as a nurse who was collecting deep throat saliva nearby.

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