The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating five additional COVID-19 cases, one of which is locally transmitted and epidemiologically linked with a local case.
The new local case involves a 70-year-old man who lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun. He developed symptoms on March 31.
Noting that Block 3 of Oi Fai House was included in the compulsory testing notice on April 7, the Food & Health Bureau said since a number of confirmed cases were found in the building over a short period of time, and it is possible that the incubation period of the virus could be long, the relevant people have to undergo a second test.
Additionally, there was an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection in Evangelical Free Church of China – Po Nga Nursery School in Tai Po. The school is also covered in the compulsory testing notice for prudence sake.
The Government will reopen the mobile specimen collection station at Oi Fai House on April 15 and the mobile specimen collection station at Sha Tin Park will be relocated to Plaza of Sha Tin Town Hall from April 17.
The imported cases involve two males and two females aged between two and 56. Two of them arrived from Pakistan, while the other two came from Egypt and India.
A total of 146 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 30 local ones, of which nine have unknown infection sources.
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