4 new imported COVID-19 variant cases reported in HK today including 2 from Singapore


26th November 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 0.00am today the CHP was investigating four additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the number of cases to 12 422 in Hong Kong so far (comprising 12,421 confirmed cases and one probable case).

 The newly reported cases are imported cases. 2 of the arrived from Singapore, 1 arrived from Czech Republic and 1 arrived from Finland. One of them is an 11-year-old boy. Three of the cases involved mutant strains while the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending. The patients comprise three males and one female, aged 9 to 43. All of them arrived in Hong Kong from Group B specified places (medium-risk). Two patients tested positive during the “test-and-hold” arrangement upon arrival at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) at Hong Kong International Airport and the remaining two tested positive during quarantine. Among them, Case No. 12427, being a close contact of Case No. 12424 who tested positive at the TSCC, tested positive at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre.

 A total of 40 cases have been reported in the past 14 days and all of them are imported cases.

 According to the testing and quarantine arrangements for local COVID-19 cases with mutant strains, the CHP reminded that persons who resided or worked within the same building as the residence of relevant cases will be subject to compulsory testing on specified dates in accordance with the announcement by the DH. They will also be required to undergo self-monitoring until the 21st day (see the details of the buildings and dates of testing at www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/CTN_Specified_premises_and_Dates_of_Testing.pdf).

 Specified persons in relation to the following specified premises are also reminded to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow:

  • Block 4, New Jade Garden, 233 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan