CHP investigate preliminary case involving fully vaccinated Indonesian domestic helper who recently completed compulsory quarantine

Providence Bay

14th October 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Centre for Health Protection stated that it is investigating a preliminary confirmed case involving a 30-year-old female patient who is a foreign domestic helper. She took flight CX798 and arrived in Hong Kong from Indonesia on 17th September. When she arrived in Hong Kong, she took samples at the temporary sample collection centre of Hong Kong International Airport for testing. No virus was detected. She subsequently conducted six compulsory quarantine tests at the designated quarantine facility (Silka Hotel, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong), and all of them showed no infection. She completed the compulsory quarantine on 7th October and returned to her employer’s residence at Tower 10, Phase 3, The Graces, Providence Bay, Tai Po. She developed symptoms the next day. She was tested again on 12th October and she tested preliminarily positive.

The epidemiological investigation of the case is still ongoing. She was vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Inactivated CoronaVac) in Indonesia on 9th July and 11th August respectively. For the sake of prudence, the places she has lived and visited in Hong Kong during the incubation period were included in the mandatory testing announcement yesterday. From 17th September to 13th October, she was in Tower 10, The Graces, Providence Bay Phase 3 in Tai Po. From 3.30pm to 6.30pm on 8th October, she visited the Liu Kai Ling Doctors, Shop 307, 3rd Floor, On Wo House, Tai Wo Estate, Tai Po, and from 9am to 12pm on 11th October, all those who were in the Market Place by Jasons, Shop 16 at Mayfair Lane, Tai Po, were required to undergo mandatory testing.