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HK logs 4 new virus cases, new batch of CoronaVac shots arrive

People take photos at a playground in a public housing estate in Hong Kong on August 29, 2021. (BERTHA WANG / AFP)

HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported four new COVID-19 infections on Monday, bringing the city’s tally to 12, 230, as a new batch of about 800,000 doses of the CoronaVac vaccine arrived from Beijing.

Government staffers carried out stringent checking and inspection on the vaccines upon the arrival, including ensuring that the transportation process had followed the cold-chain requirements.

Monday's new patients included an 85-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman from the Philippines, a 23-year-old woman from Indonesia, and a 67-year-old man from Egypt, the Centre for Health Protection said

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Monday's new patients included an 85-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman from the Philippines, a 23-year-old woman from Indonesia, and a 67-year-old man from Egypt, the Centre for Health Protection said in a statement.

Except for the man from the Philippines, who received a single shot of the Janssen vaccine on July 26, all of the new patients were fully vaccinated. No one showed symptoms of COVID-19, the CHP added.

The CHP also said that five areas in the city were put under a compulsory testing notice. They include Aigburth, 12 Tregunter Path, Mid-levels; 7 Lyttelton Road, Mid-Levels; Two Island Place, 55 Tanner Road, North Point (excluding the ground floor and L2 to L4 of Two Island Place); Tung Yik Building, 8 Yu King Square, Yuen Long; and Block 20, Fortune Garden, Tam Mei, Yuen Long.

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It added that 66 cases were reported in the city from Sept 20 to Oct 3, all of which were imported.