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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

Combat diseases with hand hygiene

The Centre for Health Protection today called on members of the public to clean their hands to combat infectious diseases in support of Hand Hygiene Day on May 5.   The centre said that good hand hygiene is the primary measure to prevent infectious diseases, including COVID-19.   It reminded people to cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and then clean their hands.   Starting from an early age, children can be tough proper cough manners, while adults can serve as good role models, it added.   Click here for details.
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