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HK logs 1 imported case, no new local infection for 5th day

A man shops for items on a street in Hong Kong on May 17, 2021.
(PETER PARKS / AFP)

HONG KONG – Hong Kong logged one imported COVID-19 case on Friday, the fifth day in a row that the city had no local infections. 

The 29-year-old woman has stayed at Metropark Hotel Kowloon in Ho Man Tin for quarantine after flying in from Indonesia, according to a statement issued by the Centre for Health Protection.

The financial hub’s infection tally stood at 11,829 with 210 related deaths

Over the past two weeks, the city has logged 30 coronavirus infections, five of which were locally transmitted and one was classified as untraceable.

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The financial hub’s infection tally stood at 11,829 with 210 related deaths.

In another development, the CHP is investigating a case involving a Hong Kong resident whose infection was confirmed in Shenzhen. The 18-year-old woman had been fully vaccinated before leaving Hong Kong for the Guangdong city on May 5.

The authorities will issue a mandatory testing notice to Cosco Inn in Kennedy Town, where the woman stayed between April 29 and May 5, the CHP said. 

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As the city's kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are going to resume on-campus classes in full strength starting Monday, albeit for a half day, Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung visited a school in Aberdeen on Friday to inpect the level of preparedness.

At Pui Tak Canossian College, Yeung inspected the infection control measures being put in place on campus, including body temperature check systems, seating arrangements in classrooms and other operational matters.

Yeung called on all students in Hong Kong to cherish a citywide return to on-campus classes and interactive learning. He urged students to adapt to the changes with a positive attitude, according to a government statement.

The education secretary also encouraged teachers and eligible students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The minimum age for receiving a vaccine in Hong Kong is 16, and the government is reportedly considering to lower the age threshold after obtaining efficacy data from vaccine producers.