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New crown pneumonia | Airport hotel group discovers powerful new variants in Africa, authorities say temporary information is insufficient

2021-11-25T11:53:37.034Z

The Regal Airport Hotel broke out in hotel transmission earlier. The virus samples of the two patients were very similar in genetic sequence and contained a new virus strain B.1.1.529 originating from Africa, which is reported to be not as infectious as another variant virus.



The Regal Airport Hotel broke out in hotel transmission earlier. The virus samples of the two patients were very similar in genetic sequence and contained a new virus strain B.1.1.529 originating from Africa, which was reported to be not as infectious as another variant virus Delta .

The Health Protection Center stated that the information on the virus strain is still insufficient, and the World Health Organization currently lists it as a virus strain for further monitoring.

In addition, 6 imported cases were recorded in Hong Kong today (25th), and all 5 people were infected with the variant virus.


Today, there are fewer than 5 confirmed cases.


Recently, a neighboring room transmission group case occurred in the Regal Airport Hotel. According to the whole genome sequencing analysis of the University of Hong Kong, the Center for Health Protection confirmed that the genetic sequence of the two cases is very similar and contains the newly emerged virus strain lineage B.1.1.529, and The rankings found in South Africa and Botswana, Africa are similar, showing that a 36-year-old Indian man (No. 12388) who arrived in Hong Kong from South Africa was the source case.

It is reported that the B.1.1.529 virus strain is not inferior to the variant virus Delta, and only 10 cases have been detected in 3 countries around the world.

However, the Center for Health Protection said that scientific data on the impact of the virus strain on public health is still insufficient, and the WHO has designated this lineage as a virus strain under further surveillance (Variants Under Monitoring).

Six cases of new coronary pneumonia have been confirmed in Hong Kong, all of whom are asymptomatic:

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A 28-year-old man from France (No. 12418) arrived in Hong Kong on flight CX260 from the local area on November 23. When he arrived at the Hong Kong airport, he was tested positive for the new crown virus with the L452R variant virus.

He received two doses of Fubital vaccine in France on April 23 and June 4.

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A 35-year-old maid from the Philippines (No. 12419), arrived in Hong Kong from the local flight 5J272 on November 23. When she arrived at the Hong Kong airport, she tested positive for the new crown virus and carried the N501Y and E484K variants.

She received two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in the Philippines on May 24 and August 9.

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A 17-year-old female patient (No. 12420) from Thailand arrived in Hong Kong on flight EK384 on November 21. She tested negative at Hong Kong Airport and went to Wan Chai Gorgeous Causeway Hotel for quarantine. The sample collected on the third day was diagnosed with L452R. Variant virus.

She received two doses of Fubitai vaccine in Thailand on October 13 and November 3.

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A 45-year-old male patient (No. 12421) from Russia arrived in Hong Kong from the local flight FV4501 on November 23. He was tested positive at the Hong Kong airport and carried the L452R variant virus.

He received two doses of the Satellite V vaccine in Russia on September 13 and October 4.

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A 32-year-old female patient from Nepal (No. 12422), arrived in Hong Kong from the local area on flight RA409 on November 23, and tested positive at the Hong Kong airport without the mutant virus.

She received two doses of Fubital vaccine in Hong Kong on June 6 and June 27.

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A 1-year-old baby girl from Bangladesh (No. 12423), arrived in Hong Kong via the United Arab Emirates on flight EK384 on November 21, and went to the Huali Metropolitan Hotel in Xiyingpan for isolation. The stool sample collected on the second day of quarantine was positive, with L452R Variant virus.

A new variant of the new crown pneumonia B.1.1.529 appeared, experts worried that the vaccine could not resist, has been cleared in Hong Kong now.

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Source: hk1

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