A couple walks along a street in the Central district of Hong Kong on Sept 8, 2021. (KIN CHEUNG / AP)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported Thursday three new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the city’s tally to 12,217.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the new patients included two people – a 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman – who arrived from France, and a 51-year-old man who traveled from Pakistan.
In a separate development, the Centre for Health Protection said it was investigating an overseas case involving a 17-year-old man who lives at Block 7, Phase 2, Belvedere Garden, Tsuen Wan
The two patients who arrived from France completed their vaccination with the Comirnaty shot in Hong Kong on May 17, the CHP said. They both tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies in August.
Meanwhile, the 51-year-old man received one dose of the Convidecia shot in Pakistan on May 27, the CHP said.
A total of 65 cases have been reported from Sept 16 to 29, all of which were imported, according to the CHP.
In a separate development, the CHP said it was investigating an overseas case involving a 17-year-old man who lives at Block 7, Phase 2, Belvedere Garden, Tsuen Wan.
The teenager tested negative in Hong Kong on Sept 23 and traveled to the United Kingdom on Sept 25 on flight BA0028. His specimen collected in the UK on Sept 26 returned positive.
The teen received two doses of the Comirnaty shot in Hong Kong on July 1 and July 24, according to the CHP.
“As a prudent measure, the building where the patient resided in Hong Kong during the incubation period will be included in a compulsory testing notice,” the CHP said.
Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing of the case is ongoing.
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