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No Covid cases found after Lam Tin block locked down

2021-12-02 HKT 21:16
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  • Residents of On Kin House in On Tin Estate had to undergo compulsory testing. Image courtesy of Information Services Dept.
    Residents of On Kin House in On Tin Estate had to undergo compulsory testing. Image courtesy of Information Services Dept.
No confirmed Covid cases were found after health authorities on Thursday put a residential block in Lam Tin under overnight lockdown because a woman who lives there had tested preliminary positive for a mutant strain of Covid-19.

The woman, 28, had left for the United States on November 20 and tested negative before her departure.

But when she returned to Hong Kong on Wednesday, her specimen taken at the airport was found to be carrying the L452R mutant strain.

She was fully vaccinated but is now symptomatic.

Officials are calling it an imported case, and people at On Kin House in On Tin Estate had to undergo overnight testing.

The patient's workplace in Central, which she last attended on November 19, was also included in a compulsory testing order.

Last updated: 2021-12-03 HKT 07:20