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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 17 COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 17 additional COVID-19 cases, six of which are locally transmitted and epidemiologically linked with local cases.   The new local cases involve four women and two men aged between 14 and 64. Five of them live in Meadowlands in Yuen Long while one lives in Block 3 of Oi Fai House, Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun.   Among the imported cases, five of them arrived from Indonesia, while the others are from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and France.   A total of 138 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 30 local ones, of which seven have unknown infection sources.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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