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2 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating two additional COVID-19 cases involving men who arrived from Tanzania and the US.   Meanwhile, the centre was notified yesterday of a confirmed case in the UK concerning a 46-year-old man who left Hong Kong for London on Cathay Pacific flight CX251 on July 15. His specimen collected on July 17 tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic. The centre is following up on the case with the British health authority and epidemiological investigations are underway.   As a prudent measure, Rosedale Hotel Hong Kong, Causeway Bay where the patient had stayed during the incubation period was put under a compulsory testing notice last night, requiring people who had been at the venue for more than two hours from July 4 to 28 to get tested on or before July 31.   A total of 25 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days and all of them were imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Gover

Nurse initially tests positive

A Caritas Medical Centre nurse has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, the Hospital Authority announced today.   The nurse, who works in the Palliative Care Ward, underwent testing for the virus on January 16 due to a mandatory testing order for her residential building. Her test result was preliminary positive that day.   She did not have contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients during her work and her last working day was January 15.   Since she wore appropriate personal protective equipment at work, no patient has been identified as a close contact.   The hospital infection control team has conducted contact tracing and a nurse and a patient care assistant who had meals and spoke with her have been classified as close contacts.   Thorough cleaning and disinfection of her workplace have also been arranged.
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