2024 RT Amination Banner.gif

China Daily

News> Hong Kong> Content
Published: 22:01, October 07, 2021 | Updated: 10:46, October 08, 2021
Sha Tin area cordoned off after COVID-19 mutant case detected
By Wang Zhan
Published:22:01, October 07, 2021 Updated:10:46, October 08, 2021 By Wang Zhan

Pedestrians walk past a residential building complex in Hong Kong on May 28, 2021. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government on Thursday night cordoned off a building in Sha Tin after a COVID-19 mutant case was detected in the area.

A restricted area was set up at Golden Glory Court, Phase 1, Golden Lion Garden, 5-7 Chui Tin Street, in Sha Tin at 7 pm after a 41-year-old resident tested preliminarily positive for L452R mutant strain and the source of his infection could not be traced.

As of 1 am Friday, some 400 people have been tested. Results all came out negative.

The Centre for Health Protection said the 48-year-old male patient is a cargo handler at Hong Kong International Airport and undergoes COVID-19 testing weekly

The Centre for Health Protection said the 48-year-old male patient is a cargo handler at Hong Kong International Airport and undergoes COVID-19 testing weekly.

ALSO READ: HK sees 8 new cases, bans Nepal Airlines flights from Kathmandu

He tested negative on September 29, but the result of his sample submitted on October 6 came back preliminarily positive.

The CHP added that he had no recent travel history and mainly performed duties at SuperTerminal 1. He last went to work on October 7.

The patient, who showed no symptoms of the virus, received two doses of the Sinovac vaccine in Hong Kong on June 25 and July 28, the CHP said.

It added that the patient’s workplace and the places he had visited during the incubation period will be included in a compulsory testing notice.

READ MORE: HK overtakes US in COVID-19 vaccinations, sees 5 new cases

The CHP also reminded those who had been present at the building in Sha Tin for more than two hours from September 15 to October 7, even if they were not present in the restricted area at the time of the targeted testing operation, must undergo compulsory testing on or before October 9.


Share this story

CHINA DAILY
HONG KONG NEWS
OPEN
Please click in the upper right corner to open it in your browser !