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New Covid cluster involving 27 people linked to Tuen Mun restaurant

23 June 2022

By Daisy CL Mandap


Anyone who was at Victoria Harbour Restaurant after 6pm on Jun 16 should undergo testing

Another restaurant is at the centre of a Covid-19 outbreak, and this time, the highly infectious Omicron sub-variant, BA2.12.1 may be involved.

Speaking at today’s press briefing, Dr Chuang Shuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said 24 customers of Victoria Harbour Restaurant in Tuen Mun, as well as a close contact, have tested positive for Covid-19.

All the patrons had dined at the Chinese restaurant after 6pm on Jun 16, mostly with family members.


"I think seven or eight families had a meal at that place, some were in smaller groups and others in larger groups. We have yet to confirm," Chuang said.

Also among those who had eaten there at the same time were two persons living at Tai Hing House, Tai Hing Estate in Tuen Mun who had been reported earlier as carriers of the BA.2.12.1 sub-variant.

The CHP has issued compulsory testing notices for everyone who had dined at the restaurant at the specified date and time and will conduct on-site investigation.


The new cases were among 1,522 locally acquired infections reported today. Of these, 539 were detected through PCR tests while 963 were verified rapid test results.

There were also 128 additional imported cases, rounding up the day’s tally to 1,650. Among the imported infections, 48 were detected at the airport.

As for the schools, 172 new cases were reported earlier today and late yesterday. They involved 135 students and 37 teachers from 155 schools.

Class 6C of St Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese Primary School will be suspended for one week after three students were found infected.

Another member of the basketball team of St Francis Xavier College and one close contact were added to the cluster of infections there, raising the total tally to 12.

Chuang said the total infection tally from the fifth wave now stands at more than 1.2 million.

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Dr Sara Ho, a chief manager of the Hospital Authority, reiterated that even if there has been a slight increase in the number of patients admitted to hospitals, those deemed serious or critical cases have not gone up substantially.

Ho said there are now 513 patients receiving treatment at public hospitals and the infection control centre in North Lantau, of which only 61 are newly admitted.

Among them,10 are in critical condition and 10 are in serious condition.



Another Covid-related death was recorded yesterday, involving an 80-year-old man with a history of coronary diseases and renal failure, and had suffered a stroke.

He was taken to hospital unconscious and was revived briefly before passing on. His death took the total tally to 9,185.


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