5 new cases in Hong Kong, one more quarantine center security guard infected – yqqlm
(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) 5 new cases in Hong Kong and one more quarantine center security guard infection
China News Agency, Hong Kong, January 15 (Reporter Han Xingtong) The Center for Health Protection of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Department of Health held a briefing on the epidemic on the 15th and announced that as of 0:00 on the 15th, there were 5 new positive cases of the new coronavirus in Hong Kong, including a bamboo The security guard of Penny’s Bay Quarantine Center, this is the second infected security guard at Penny’s Bay Quarantine Center.
5 new cases, including 3 imported cases and 2 cases linked to other cases. Four of the total cases are suspected to involve the mutated strain of Omicron.
The two related cases were confirmed at the quarantine centre, including a security guard at Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre, involving a 51-year-old woman who lives at Block 4, Po Ying Garden, Tseung Kwan O. She is mainly responsible for distributing supplies, etc. The last work date is January 11. Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Center for Health Protection, said that the patient was a colleague of a female security guard who was diagnosed earlier. The two had lunch together in the lounge, so they were classified as close contacts and sent to the quarantine center.
Another confirmed patient lives in Phase 3 of Maple Gardens, North Point, where the outbreak has occurred recently. Zhang Zhujun said that the three cases confirmed earlier in Fenglin Garden involved two units sitting up and down the same way. Their full-gene analysis results were the same, and it was believed that there was vertical transmission in the building.
In addition, there are about 10 preliminary positive cases in Hong Kong, including a cargo aircraft cabin cleaner involving a 41-year-old woman who lives in Tsing Yi with her family. Due to her work relationship, she was regularly tested. The tests on the 8th and 11th were negative, and the test was positive on the 14th.
Zhang Zhujun said that the patient sometimes encountered some crew members who could not get off the plane when cleaning the cargo plane, and if these crew members did not enter Hong Kong, it would be difficult to know the diagnosis even if they were diagnosed. She added that the working hours of the cabin cleaner of the cargo plane did not overlap with that of the cabin cleaner who was diagnosed earlier, and they have not met recently.
In order to stop the spread of Omicron in the community, the SAR government recently announced the cancellation of the New Year’s Eve Flower Market. In a meeting with the media on the 15th, Director of the Food and Health Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Chen Zhaoshi, said that the decision of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is a dilemma. At this stage, different industries may be affected, or it may cause inconvenience to some citizens. It is hoped that the epidemic can be brought under control as soon as possible. , so that people’s life can return to normal as soon as possible. The SAR government will also issue ex-gratia payments to flower farmers as soon as possible, and will also take into account that flower markets and other places may gather citizens to buy flowers, and pay attention to whether there is a need for crowd control. (Finish)
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