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HK sees seven imported Covid cases

HK sees seven imported Covid cases

Hong Kong on Saturday reported seven imported cases without any local case with an unknown source.
The seven patients were all vaccinated, while three of them were found carrying the L452R mutant strain.

Among the cases was the 32-year-old man who tested positive for the mutant strain at undergoing arrival test at the airport. He arrived in Hong Kong on August 5 on flight QR818.

The other two cases involving mutant strain were a 27-year-old woman from Tanzania and a 22-year-old man from Austria.

The woman received a dose of Janssen Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa on June 24 and arrived in Hong Kong on July 27 on flight CX746. Her test results came back positive seven days later.

The 22-year-old man received two doses of BioNTech vaccine in Hong Kong on May 31 and June 21. He arrived in the city on August 5 on flight QR818.

The other four cases saw four patients from the US, Spain and France.

A 69-year-old man arrived in HK from the US on August 3 on flight CX881. He developed syptoms the next day and tested positive on the third upon his arrival. He received two doses of Sinovac vaccine in HK on March 14 and April 11.

A 24-year-old man arrived in HK from Spain on August 3 on flight QR818. He remained asymptomatic and tested positive on the third day upon his arrival. He received two doses of BioNTech vaccine in HK on April 19 and May 12.

Another man, 58, arrived in HK from the US as well on August 3 on flight CX521. He developed symptoms and tested positive for Covid on August 6. He received two doses of BioNTech vaccine in HK on April 7 and 28.

The last case saw a man, 35, arriving in HK from France on August 3 on flight TK083. He felt sick on August 5 and tested positive the next day. He received two doses of BioNTech vaccine in HK on April 12 and May 3.

None of the above cases involves any crew members, sailors or foreign domestic helpers, according to the Centre for Health Protection.

The city's Covid tally currently stands at 12,011.
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