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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is tracing about 28 foreign domestic helpers (FDH) in relation to a confirmed case announced on August 4.

The centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told the media at a press briefing this afternoon that the confirmed case involves an Indonesian foreign domestic helper.

The helper finished working for her former employer on July 20 and from July 22 to 23, she lived in a boarding house with about 28 other foreign domestic helpers. She felt unwell on August 1.

“For the boarding house, it is located at 375 Lockhart Road in Wan Chai. We are tracing the other foreign domestic helpers who lived with this case during that period.

“Although two weeks have passed, indeed, if there was a source of infection for this case, then there may be other foreign domestic helpers affected. That is why we are tracing them to offer tests for them.”

Dr Chuang pointed out that since these FDHs have returned to work, the centre will also contact their employers.

Additionally, the centre announced it is investigating 85 new COVID-19 cases, of which 82 are locally transmitted.

Forty-nine cases are related to previous ones, and 33 are those with unknown sources of infection.

Meanwhile, the Hospital Authority reported that 1,234 confirmed COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalised and 2,314 confirmed and suspected patients have been discharged.

For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News