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At least 9 people initially diagnosed with cross-infection at Silka Seaview Hotel

2022-01-17T10:12:29.968Z

The fifth wave of the epidemic broke out in Hong Kong, and the mutant virus Omicron entered the community. The Centre for Health Protection announced today (17th) that there were 7 new confirmed cases and less than 20 early positive cases. Including last Friday (14th



The fifth wave of the epidemic broke out in Hong Kong, and the mutant virus Omicron entered the community. The Centre for Health Protection announced today (17th) that there were 7 new confirmed cases and less than 20 early positive cases.

It includes a 43-year-old Pakistani woman (#13045) who was diagnosed last Friday (14th) and was diagnosed only after completing quarantine on the 26th day after returning to Hong Kong. 5 of her family members and 4 of her friends' families, that is, a total of 9 people have been preliminarily confirmed. The confirmed diagnosis means that after the housewife left the quarantine hotel, it was passed from one person to nine people.


A 43-year-old Pakistani (#13045) housewife tested positive. The patient had been quarantined at Silka Seaview Hotel, Yau Ma Tei.

(File photo/Photo by Liao Yanxiong)

The Silka Seaview Hotel in Yau Ma Tei, which is used for quarantine and isolation of overseas arrivals, experienced a cross-infection earlier.

A 43-year-old Pakistani housewife (#13045) completed the 21-day quarantine at the Silka Seaview Hotel in Yau Ma Tei on the 10th of this month, and then returned to the community. The test was not positive until last Friday (14th).

Yuan Guoyong, chair professor of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, visited the site on Sunday (16th). After a smoke test, it was found that the ventilation of the room was insufficient. There were confirmed cases in room 1205 and room 413, and the air was transferred to the adjacent room 1206. and Room 414, resulting in cross-infection.

▼1.16 Yuan Guoyong went to Silka Seaview Hotel to investigate▼


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Zhang Zhujun announced today that 9 close contacts of the Pakistani housewife have tested positive for the virus and were listed as preliminary confirmed cases, including 5 family members who lived with her and 4 family members of friends, that is, a total of 9 people were infected.

When staying with a child at Seaview Silka Store, the child will be taken care of by other family members after completing the quarantine

Zhang Zhujun pointed out that the Pakistani woman and a child took the same flight back to Hong Kong and stayed in the same hotel room. On the day when the quarantine was completed (the 10th), the child was sent back to her family outside the hotel.

Although the child is not currently a confirmed case, the four family members of the child were initially diagnosed after being sent to the quarantine center.

At present, the family of the Pakistani housewife, together with the family of her friend (that is, the child), a total of 9 people have been initially diagnosed.

The family lives in Po Wah Court, 450-464 Un Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan.

The connected rooms on the 4th and 12th floors of Silka Seaview Hotel cross-spread, and the door is opened for 30 seconds, and the quarantine hotel is placed in the Seaview Hotel. Quarantine New Coronary Pneumonia for Close Contacts Next Week|Dorsett Kwun Tong and Silka Seaview Hotel under Chiu Da Cheong are expected to be quarantine centers

Source: hk1

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