Residents walk along a sidewalk in Hong Kong on July 16, 2021.
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HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported on Wednesday five new imported COVID-19 cases, including the infection of three infants under the age of 3, bringing the city’s tally to 12,074.
The infected infants were a one-year-old and a two-year-old who traveled to Hong Kong from Pakistan, and a three-year-old from France, according to a statement by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP).
The infant from France stayed at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers in Tsim Sha Tsui.
The Hong Kong government placed Wing Cheung House, Sui Wo Court, in Sha Tin under mandatory testing notice, after a woman who resided there tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK
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The other two newly reported patients were a 44-year-old woman who arrived from the Philippines and a 61-year-old woman who traveled from Dubai. Both of them have been fully vaccinated and were asymptomatic.
The 44-year-old woman, who resided at Silka Seaview Hotel Hong Kong in Yau Ma Tei, received two doses of the Comirnaty vaccine in Hong Kong on March 21 and April 11, respectively.
Meanwhile, the 61-year-old woman, who stayed at Ramada Hong Kong Grand in Tsim Sha Tsui, was vaccinated with the Sinopharm shot on April 30 and May 23 in Pakistan.
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In its statement, the CHP also said it had been notified regarding a confirmed case in the UK involving a 42-year-old woman who traveled from Hong Kong.
The woman, who stayed at Wing Cheung House, Sui Wo Court, 8 Sui Wo Road, Sha Tin, left for the UK on Aug 13.
Her specimen was collected on Aug 16 and tested positive for COVID-19. She was asymptomatic.
“As a prudent measure, the premises where she had resided during the incubation period will be put under a compulsory testing notice,” the CHP said.