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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

Student office reports virus case

The Working Family & Student Financial Assistance Agency today reported that a Student Finance Office (SFO) staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.   The clerical grade staff member works on 4/F, Trade & Industry Tower and does not have contact with the public in his daily work.   He last went to work on February 10. He wore a surgical mask while performing his duties and properly maintained social distancing.   The offices on 4/F have been closed this afternoon for thorough cleaning and disinfection.   The service counters on the same floor will suspend services up to February 19 and the SFO will contact those who have made appointments for counter services.   The agency has reminded staff to pay attention to personal hygiene and will continue to maintain close liaison with the Centre for Health Protection.
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