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New crown pneumonia | 3 more local cases and 6 imported taxi drivers in Kowloon, the source of the infection is unknown

2020-11-18T20:49:04.771Z

The Centre for Health Protection today (18th) added 9 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia, of which 3 were local cases. Among them, a 70-year-old taxi driver was diagnosed with an unknown source of infection. Two other local cases involved



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Author: Chen Qianting

2020-11-18 14:41

Last update date: 2020-11-18 14:56

The Centre for Health Protection today (18th) added 9 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia, of which 3 were local cases. Among them, a 70-year-old taxi driver was diagnosed with an unknown source of infection.

Two other local cases involved the security guard group of John's London Plaza in Jordan.

The 6 imported cases were from the 5 regions of Montenegro, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, and Pakistan.

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The 3 new local cases are the preliminary confirmed cases announced by the authorities yesterday (17th). Among them, Case No. 5479, a 76-year-old man who was a taxi driver, lived with his family at Yu Chak House, Yu Tin Court, Sha Tin, and went to work on the last day It was November 16th.

The patient usually works in the Kowloon area and drives his "own car".

The patient developed a cough on November 10 and wheezing on November 16. He went to the Prince of Wales Hospital for medical treatment and was admitted on the same day. The source of the infection is unknown.

The other two local cases were related to the previously confirmed cases. Two 50-year-old men (No. 5472) and 82-year-old men (No. 5474) who lived in Block 6 of Kwai Shing West Village, Kwai Chung were diagnosed. Among them, the 50-year-old man has no symptoms. Served as a daily guard at John's London Square. A night guard at the square was diagnosed a few days ago. The authorities suspected that the two shared the locker room to cause cross-infection.

The 82-year-old male patient who lives with him has had a mild cough since November 14. He usually walks around his residence on weekdays and once went to Longshunxuan Seafood Restaurant to drink tea.

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The remaining 6 imported cases were from the Republic of Montenegro, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the Philippines and Pakistan, and each reported asymptomatic. Among them, 4 patients had stayed at Silka Hong Kong Seaview Hotel in Yau Ma Tei, Courtyard by Marriott Sha Tin, Silka Tsuen Wan Hotel and Mong Kok. Dorsett Hotel.

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Source: hk1

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