Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

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The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating nine additional COVID-19 cases, of which six are locally transmitted and three are imported.

At a press briefing this afternoon, the centre’s Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said among the local cases, three are from unknown sources of infection.

One of the patients is a 52-year-old woman who works at a restaurant in Chong Hing Square, Mong Kok.

“She worked during the infectious period and also had breakfast and lunch at the workplace alone.

“This is a workplace where the colleagues may interact with each other. As a precaution, the restaurant will be closed for disinfection and (services) suspended for 14 days.

“Also as a precautionary measure, we regard all of the colleagues as close contacts and (they) will be sent to a quarantine centre.”

The other two cases involve a 24-year-old male Tin Shui Wai resident and a 57-year-old woman who lives in Yau Tong.

For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.

By Bureau