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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

HK reports 24 COVID-19 cases

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 24 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are locally transmitted.   Ten are untraceable, and among the 14 linked cases, 10 are related to URSUS Fitness in Sai Ying Pun.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Principal Medical & Health Officer Dr Albert Au said there was a small outbreak at the Harbour School in Ap Lei Chau. Two IT teachers have tested positive for COVID-19, while an art teacher has preliminarily tested positive.   “For this outbreak, the first case is a customer of URSUS Fitness. He had attended the fitness centre and was subsequently confirmed to be a case.   “The other two cases are colleagues of the index case in this school.   “The second case is also an IT teacher who shared the same classroom with the index case and they had very close contact.   “The third case is an art teacher who had contact with the second case inside the IT room for about 10 minutes, so we believe that the transmission is person-to-person, and it occurred inside the IT room.”   The centre has arranged for 35 students and six teaching assistants who used the IT room to be sent to quarantine centres.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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