70-year-old HK resident who lives in Guangdong tests positive for COVID-19 after completing 14-day quarantine in HK

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7th April 2020 – (Guangdong) Health Commission of Guangdong Province announced today that a new imported case was reported in the province. A 70-year-old woman named Chan who lives in Jiangmen City, Guangdong, is a Hong Kong resident. She has lived in Jiangmen City for a long time. After visiting relatives in the United States, she returned to Zhuhai via Hong Kong. She had no symptoms during the 14-day quarantine period in Hong Kong, and was diagnosed after her return to Jiangmen.

Chan went to Washington State to visit her relatives on 31st January. She arrived at Hong Kong International Airport on Cathay Pacific flight no. CX873 on the 19th of last month. She has been quarantined at a hotel in Mong Kok for the 14th from last month until last Friday (3rd) when she finished her quarantine. On the next day, she took the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge shuttle bus back to Zhuhai, and then returned to Jiangmen by a special vehicle. When Chan returned to Jiangmen, she briefly communicated with a male passenger for 1 minute. Both parties wore masks. The health department believed that the man was a close contact and isolated him for observation. On Monday (6th), Chan tested positive for COVID-19.

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