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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 18 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 15 are imported and three are locally transmitted.

All the new local cases have unknown sources of infection and involve a 76-year-old retired man living in Kwai Chung, a 23-year-old female Baptist University student who lives in Tuen Mun and a 44-year-old male Tsuen Wan resident.

The centre noted that the 23-year-old patient had stayed in two hotels in Mong Kok and North Point with her friends during the incubation and communicable period. She also visited some sports centres in various districts.

Among the imported cases, seven arrived from Nepal while the others are from Ecuador, the US, the UK, Morocco, India and Indonesia.

In view of the Mainland’s latest epidemic developments, the Government announced that from tomorrow, inbound travellers arriving via land boundary control points who have been to Shanghai and Tianjin in the past 14 days will be provided with specimen collection containers for COVID-19 testing.

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

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News