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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

Immigration reports initial virus case

The Immigration Department today said a visitor to Immigration Tower has tested preliminary positive for COVID-19.   The department was notified of the case by the Centre for Health Protection this evening.   The visitor concerned was at the department’s Extension Section on 5/F for less than 15 minutes yesterday to deal with extension of stay formalities.   Thorough cleansing and disinfection of the concerned area has been carried out.   The department said it has been strictly implementing various disease prevention measures, including body temperature checks and providing alcohol-based handrub to all people entering the building.   It will maintain close liaison with the centre.
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