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41 Covid cases now linked to Sheung Wan restaurant

14 May 2022

By The SUN


Chuang says a waiter at the restaurant lives in Sai Wan estate where an outbreak happened earlier

Health authorities reported 284 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, including 11 more linked to the Sky Cuisine restaurant in Sheung Wan.

According to Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, the restaurant cluster has now grown to 41 cases, 39 of them diners and two waiters. The customers, aged seven to 90, were from 15 different families.

"In one family's case, all eight members have been infected,” said Chuang.


Environmental samples collected in the men’s toilet and an exhaust fan in the women’s toilet were said to have tested positive for the virus.

"The whole third floor has around 29 tables, we haven't been able to trace all of the seating arrangements but we know that some 17 tables were affected. They were rather dispersed, and some tables were near the toilets," Chuang said.

One of the waiters lives at West Terrace in Sai Wan Estate, which was earlier locked down after the virus with a heavy viral load was found in its sewage.

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Chuang said investigators will see if the two outbreaks are linked.

Among the new cases, six more were detected from an outbreak at the Sun Mong snooker club in Hung Hom, raising the total number of infections there to 12.

According to Chuang, four of the patients had played darts at the venue on Monday, while the two were staff members who worked at the bar.


Around 150 people who had been to the club on Monday evening were told to get tested for Covid after six customers who were all there at the time tested positive.

Chuang also reported 33 imported cases, including 10 who tested positive on arrival in Hong Kong. Three flew in Friday aboard CX288 while two were on CX495. The five others traveled on CX170, TR980, KL819, TK070, and EK384. 

Twenty-two were detected during the seven-day hotel quarantine while the last involved a 31-year-old man who arrived on May 1 from Thailand via Singapore. He tested positive on Thursday, the 12th day of his arrival. As he was found to carry a heavy viral load, health authorities suspect he caught the virus in the community.


The ongoing genomic sequencing detected a third case involving the Omicron BA.4 variant, said Chuang.

The patient was a 60-year-old woman who arrived with a sore throat on Monday, after traveling from the United States via Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Dr Sara Ho of the Hospital Authority reported one more Covid-related death, taking the city’s death toll to 9,147.

The deceased patient was a 77-year-old woman who had no vaccination record. 

Ho said 755 are currently being treated at public hospitals and various treatment facilities. They include one in critical condition and three in serious condition.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 80 patients had recovered and were discharged from hospitals.

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