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HK records first mystery Covid infection in days

2020-10-20 HKT 17:16
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  • HK records first mystery Covid infection in days
Hong Kong health authorities on Tuesday reported a coronavirus infection with no known source for the first time in four days, with a 32-year-old office worker coming down with the virus.

The woman lives in Grand Promenade in Sai Wan Ho and works in an office at One Island East. She started feeling unwell on Friday last week and visited a private doctor on Sunday.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre for Health Protection said the doctor thought the patient's symptoms didn't look like those associated with Covid-19, but advised her to get tested for the virus if she was worried.

She visited a temporary testing centre in Yau Ma Tei the same day.

Six family members who had meals with the woman and three colleagues who sat close to her in the office are to be put in quarantine.

Around another 100 colleagues who worked on the same floor are to be tested for the virus, and the authorities have advised that the office be shut and thoroughly disinfected.

Tuesday also saw four cases linked to overseas travel, with the infected patients recently returning from India, Russia, the UK and France.