People gather to watch the sunset as they stand on a viewing platform in Tamar Park overlooking Victoria Harbour and the Kowloon skyline in Hong Kong on May 5, 2020. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)
HONG KONG - Hong Kong reported no new COVID-19 infections on Sunday as it investigated the case of a 54-year-old aircrew member from Tung Chung who tested positive in Australia.
In a statement issued on Sunday afternoon, the Centre for Health Protection said there were no new recorded local or imported coronavirus cases. The city’s tally stood at 12,261.
The CHP said the female aircrew member who tested positive in Australia is a resident of Block 2, Seaview Crescent, 8 Tung Chung Waterfront Road.
The Centre for Health Protection said the female aircrew member who tested positive in Australia is a resident of Block 2, Seaview Crescent, 8 Tung Chung Waterfront Road
She tested negative for the virus on Oct 6 and flew to Australia the following day on flight CX101, the CHP said.
She submitted a specimen on her arrival in Australia and test results showed that it was positive for COVID-19.
The patient, who showed no symptoms, had been fully vaccinated after taking two doses of the Comirnaty vaccine on March 10 and April 6 in Hong Kong.
The CHP said it was following up the case with Australian health authorities while an epidemiological investigation and contact tracing were continuing.
“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.
It added that a total of 76 cases were reported from Sept 26 to Oct 9 in Hong Kong, including one local infection of unknown origin while the rest were imported.
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