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HK reports 30 Covid cases, one acquired locally

2021-04-18 HKT 14:34
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  • A majority of coronavirus cases reported by health authorities on Sunday were imported. Image: Shutterstock
    A majority of coronavirus cases reported by health authorities on Sunday were imported. Image: Shutterstock
The Centre for Health Protection on Sunday reported 30 new coronavirus cases, with all but one imported from overseas.

Health officials said the local case is a woman who lives in Jordan's Parkes Building, where a returnee from Dubai who carried a highly infectious mutated strain stayed following his mandatory quarantine.

The 31-year-old woman was asymptomatic, officials added.

Dozens of residents at Parkes Building had been ordered to go into quarantine on Saturday after authorities discovered the Dubai returnee had stayed there.

The imported cases, meanwhile, mostly involved people returning to the city from India, which accounted for 22 out of the 29 cases. The other imported cases were from the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt and Canada.