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Thai visitor only local case among 10 Covid cases

2020-10-01 HKT 18:11
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  • Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says the officials are trying to trace the people the Thai visitor may have come into contact with. Photo: RTHK
    Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan says the officials are trying to trace the people the Thai visitor may have come into contact with. Photo: RTHK
A Thai woman who has been in Hong Kong for months due to travel disruptions, is the only locally infected case among 10 new coronavirus cases, the health authorities reported on Thursday.

She had arrived in Hong Kong with two of her friends in March, but her friends went back recently.

Centre for Health protection's Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said the 26-year-old woman had stayed at several hotels in Tsim Sha Tsui and Kwun Tong during her incubation period, and they're now trying to pinpoint how she got infected.

Meanwhile, a nurse working at Queen Elizabeth Hospital has also tested positive in a preliminary test.

Six of his colleagues have been quarantined.

The Hospital Authority said he didn't have any contact with Covid patients at the hospital, and there's no evidence he had caught the virus there.