HK reviews slight lower with 29 virus circumstances, 26 native | Hong Kong
Pedestrians stroll on a footbridge in Hong Kong on January 12, 2021.
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HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 29 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, together with 26 regionally transmitted circumstances, pushing town’s tally to 9,414.
The three imported circumstances had been from the US, Pakistan and the Philippines, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Well being Safety’s communicable illness department, stated at a media briefing on Thursday afternoon.
The home helper from the Philippines developed signs at her office after ending two weeks of resort quarantine on Jan 7. Her employers can be quarantined
Chuang stated the home helper from the Philippines developed signs at her office after ending two weeks of resort quarantine on Jan 7. Her employers can be quarantined.
There have been additionally greater than 30 preliminarily optimistic circumstances, she added. Town had reported 42 infections on Wednesday.
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Chuang stated that two new sufferers had been linked to an outbreak on the central tunnel development website of the Central Kowloon Route, which connects Yau Ma Tei with Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay. The group to this point has 22 confirmed circumstances.
One other development website cluster, on the Tseung Kwan O – Lam Tin Tunnel venture, additionally noticed two extra sufferers, Chuang stated. This cluster has ballooned to 40 sufferers.
From Friday till Jan 31, town’s development employees can take a free coronavirus check provided by the federal government at any of the 19 group testing facilities, Undersecretary for Meals and Well being Chui Tak-yi stated on the similar briefing.
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Beneath the association, those that need to be examined ought to make a reserving on-line and current their development employee registration card and reserving affirmation when arriving at their testing middle. Those that fail to make an appointment might want to pay HK$240 (US$31) for the check.
Over the previous week, town recorded 292 native coronavirus circumstances, 29 p.c of which had been untraceable, Chiu stated, citing authorities information.
Earlier, from Dec 31 to Jan 6, town noticed 268 native infections, with 27 p.c of unknown origin, Chui added.
In accordance with the CHP, a complete of 27 virus circumstances had been detected in buildings at No. 20, 22, and 26 Reclamation Avenue in Jordan, involving 13 items. Not less than 79 residents had been evacuated to quarantine amenities.
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Chuang stated within the afternoon briefing that one resident at Reclamation Avenue No. 24 was additionally confirmed to be contaminated whereas one other examined preliminarily optimistic.
She stated the affected buildings housed many subdivided items with substandard waste water pipelines and insufficient disinfection of their public areas, which can have contributed to the unfold of the virus.
Chuang added that residents of three extra buildings — Shek Yam Property Yan Shek Home in Kwai Chung, The Spectra Tower 1 in Yuen Lengthy and the constructing at Shanghai Avenue No.163-165 in Yau Ma Tei– can be topic to necessary testing after confirmed circumstances the place discovered of their premises.