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Hong Kong sees 4 new imported COVID-19 cases

A man disembarks from a Star Ferry in Hong Kong on Aug 23, 2021.

HONG KONG — Hong Kong reported on Friday four new imported COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 12,221.

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the new cases involved two men – aged 26 and 32 – and one 77-year-old woman who traveled from the Philippines, as well as a 40-year-old man who arrived from Pakistan. 

All of the patients were asymptomatic, the CHP said.

The Centre for Health Protection said it was investigating an overseas case involving a 55-year-old man who lives at Monterey Cove in Tung Chung

The 32-year-old male patient and 77-year-old woman had both received one dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines, it said.

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Meanwhile, the 26-year-old and 40-year-old male patients had received two doses of the CoronaVac shot in the Philippines and Pakistan, respectively. 

A total of 68 cases have been reported during Sept 17 to 30, all of which were imported, according to the CHP. 

Meanwhile, the CHP said it was investigating an overseas case involving a 55-year-old man who lives at Block 3, Monterey Cove, Phase 1, Caribbean Coast, 2 Kin Tung Road, Tung Chung. 

The man, who is a cargo flight crew member, tested negative in Hong Kong on Sept 27. The next day, he traveled to Australia on flight HX2017 and his specimen collected there tested positive for COVID-19.

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The man remained asymptomatic, the CHP said, adding that he had taken two doses of the Comirnaty shot in Hong Kong on March 10 and April 6, respectively. 

“As a prudent measure, the building where the patient resided in Hong Kong during the incubation period has been included in a compulsory testing notice,” the CHP said.

The CHP said it was following up on the case with the Australian health authorities.