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Variant virus | Experts urge to set a limit on the number of people entering the country-imported cases are enough to cause a new wave of epidemics

2021-05-04T12:58:36.364Z

The new crown pneumonia variant virus hit Hong Kong. Last night, another initial confirmed case of the N501Y variant virus entered the community. Xiao Jieheng, associate professor of the Department of Medical Technology and Information Sciences of the Polytechnic University who participated in the genetic sequencing of the virus



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Written by: Zheng Cuibi

2021-05-04 14:54

Last update date: 2021-05-04 14:55

The new coronary pneumonia variant virus hit Hong Kong. Last night, another initial confirmed case of the N501Y variant virus entered the community. Xiao Jieheng, associate professor of the Department of Medical Technology and Informatics of the Polytechnic University, who was involved in the genetic sequencing of the virus, said that it is estimated that the patient had contracted the United Kingdom. Variant virus, but it still needs to be analyzed in detail.

He also pointed out that, based on past experience, every time there are a large number of imported cases in Hong Kong, community outbreaks often follow immediately. The fourth wave of epidemics even shows that an imported case can spread the virus throughout the community and cause a new wave. It is recommended that the government consider setting a limit on the number of daily arrivals to prevent the risk of the virus from attacking Hong Kong.

Xiao Jieheng attended a seminar of the Hospital Authority today (4th).

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After attending the hospital authority seminar today (4th), Xiao Jieheng said that the woman who was initially diagnosed with the variant virus arrived in Hong Kong on April 4th on the UK6395 flight. Someone on the same flight had contracted the British variant virus and some had also infected India. Variant virus. If the N501Y mutation was involved in the case last night, he estimated that it is a British variant virus, but detailed genetic analysis is still needed.

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