(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) A member of the Russian Consulate General in Hong Kong was initially diagnosed
China News Service, Hong Kong, October 15. The Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced on the 15th that a member of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region who was exempted from quarantine was initially diagnosed with the L452R mutant virus strain during home isolation.
The Centre for Health Protection stated that it is investigating an initially confirmed imported case involving the L452R mutant virus strain, involving a 55-year-old male patient who has no symptoms and has been vaccinated with two doses of the new crown vaccine. The patient lives in Block 1 of Grand Promenade in the West Bay River. He is a member of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He left Hong Kong for Russia on August 22 and returned to Hong Kong from Russia via Finland on October 5.
When the patient arrived in Hong Kong, samples were taken at the temporary sample collection center of Hong Kong International Airport for new coronavirus testing, and the result was negative. After he arrived in Hong Kong, he was placed in home quarantine in accordance with the relevant exemption regulations, and mandatory testing was conducted on the specified testing date as required. The result of the sample he submitted on October 14 was initially positive, with a Ct value of about 15 to 16, and confirmed that it contained the L452R mutant virus strain.
According to the information provided by the patient, he stayed at home after arriving in Hong Kong.
For the sake of prudence, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government listed the patient’s residence at Block 1, Grand Promenade, Sai Wan Ho, as a “restricted area”, and people in the area must undergo mandatory testing. (over)
Editor in charge: Huang Yang