The Director of the Centre for Health Protection Xu Lejian added that, together with the new suspected Omicron cases, there are currently 74 confirmed Omicron-related cases in Hong Kong, of which more than 50 cases were diagnosed on or before the fourth day of arrival in Hong Kong, and sporadic cases were on the first day of arrival. The diagnosis was confirmed on the fifth or sixth day.
Among the newly imported confirmed cases, two were Cathay Pacific crew members. Zhang Zhujun, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Center for Health Protection, said that one of the 45-year-old male flight attendants (case 12609) who was suspected of carrying the Omicron variant virus had a meal at the home of a colleague living in Tuen Mun after returning from the United States. A 44-year-old colleague is initially diagnosed; the male crew member who was initially diagnosed also suspected that he had taken Omicron by bus and MTR to Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, dealt with mobile phone problems in the Apple store, and ate with two family members in Wangyue Tower.
Confirmed cases involving Cathay Pacific crew members:
. Case 12609: A 45-year-old male flight attendant received two doses of Fubitai and one dose of Coxingxin crown vaccine. On December 24, he took flight CX841 and arrived in Hong Kong from the United States. The test was negative at the airport and he returned to his residence at Shitangzui Nanli No.1. The test was positive on December 26, and N501Y and T478K variant viruses were detected. Shop and go shopping at MINISO, Sheung Wan on December 25. On the same day, I took bus 962X to my colleague’s house in Jiayue Peninsula, Tuen Mun for lunch, and then took bus 961 to go home. He was tested at the community testing center in Shitangzui at 7 p.m. on December 26; at 2 p.m. on December 27, I went to buy food in Maliu, Nice Garden, Xihuan.
*The preliminary confirmed case related to case 12609: A 44-year-old male Cathay Pacific crew member living with a family member in Block 1, Jiayue Peninsula, Tuen Mun. On December 25th, he arrived in Hong Kong by CX2807 cargo plane from Chicago, USA, and had lunch with Case 12609 at home on the same day. He took Line 60X to MTR Prince Edward Station at 11 o’clock in the morning on December 27, then transferred to the MTR to the Apple store and Wangyue Tower in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, and took the MTR to the community testing center in Shek Tong Tsui at 4 o’clock in the afternoon of the same day. After being tested, take the 961 bus to go home.
. Case 12610: A 45-year-old male crew member who was vaccinated with two doses of Fubital vaccine and lived with two family members in Xixin Court, Hengfeng, Discovery Bay. He arrived in Hong Kong by a CX843 cargo plane on December 25 and stayed at home afterwards. I was tested in Discovery Bay on December 26; I took a boat to the community testing center in Shitangzui at 7 am on December 27 to be tested, and then took the boat home at 11 am.
The remaining newly confirmed cases were between 16 and 61 years old. Two of them arrived in Hong Kong from the United States and tested positive at the airport; the remaining two arrived in Hong Kong from the United Kingdom and Pakistan respectively and tested positive during the quarantine at the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Center.
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