85th COVID-19 patient visits HKJC facilities, JW Marriot Hotel, Man Mo Temple, Fook Lam Moon Restaurant, Lamma Island, Royal HK Yacht Club and hair salon at Park Lane during incubation period

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Yvonne Chow with her husband.

27th February 2020 – (Hong Kong) Yvonne Chow Hau Yee, the 85th COVID-19 patient, an active member of Hong Kong Jockey Club, is also the owner of a horse named ‘VERY RICH MAN‘. HKJC has suspended operations at Six Furlong Restaurant, LEVADE and the Food Court  on Shan Kwong Road  until further notice after she visited the premises.

‘VERY RICH MAN’ owned by Yvonne Chow

The 60-year-old woman was admitted to Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital after she developed symptoms on 20th February. She was transferred to Queen Mary Hospital on 25th February. She has recently been to Man Mo Temple, JW Marriot Hotel in Admiralty, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Causeway Bay and she also dined at Fook Lam Moon Restaurant in Wan Chai. She also went to Sok Kwu Wan First Street on Lamma Island.

The female patient lives at Swiss Towers in Tai Hang. On 18th February, she went for a haircut at a MOMO salon located at The Park Lane Hong Kong in Causeway Bay. She stayed there for 1-2 hours and the staff have already started home quarantine for 14 days. The hair salon has also closed for business for 3 days to commence disinfection. She also attended a banquet at JW Marriot Hotel at Admiralty on the same day but she did not visit other restaurants at the hotel. As a precautionary measure, staff on duty at the banquet hall have been placed under home quarantine for 14 days.

JW Marriot Hotel responded that the management is currently working closely with relevant authorities, following relevant health department guidelines and strengthening existing precautionary measures, the affected areas have been temporarily closed and disinfected, and temperature tests are performed regularly for guests and employees at the hotel entrance. The hotel has also increased the number of disinfections in public spaces and staff areas.

According to the data by the Health Department, she did not have any physical contact with any security officers or hotel staff at Park Lane Hotel.

On 23rd February, she went to eat at Lamma Rainbow Seafood Restaurant on a yacht between 12.30pm to 2pm. She had lunch with 4 others. 2 waiters who served them have also been placed under home quarantine. The restaurant has been disinfected and it will close for 2 weeks.

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club issued a notice to confirm the incident and the management has disinfected all public facilities overnight after the incident. Fook Lam Moon Restaurant has also suspended its business operation until 3rd March. Man Mo Temple and Litt Shing Kung on Hollywood Road are also closed for 14 days since yesterday and all the 16 temple staff are also under home quarantine. The temple is scheduled to be re-open on 11th March.

She also went to two art studios located at Workingberg Commercial Building, 41-47 Marble Road, North Point and Hang Wai Commercial Building, 231-233 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai. The art teacher is currently tracing all the other students who attended the same classes with her.


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