Health officials on Saturday reported six imported Covid infections, including a Russian consulate worker who had been exempted from hotel quarantine and tested preliminary positive earlier.
The fully-vaccinated 55-year-old was self-isolating at his home at Tower 1 of Grand Promenade after returning from Russia via Finland on October 5.
His test came back positive with a high viral load earlier this week. The L452R mutant strain was also found in his sample.
The test result prompted an overnight lockdown at the building in Sai Wan Ho, but no other infections were found.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Health Protection said the other patients arrived from the Philippines, Britain, and Indonesia.
The five – four women and a man – had received two doses of Covid vaccine, with all but one being infected with mutant strains.
Three of them tested positive for the virus at the airport, while the other two did so during their quarantine stay at the Penny's Bay quarantine centre or Silka Tseun Wan hotel.
HK records six imported Covid infections
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