Covid-19: Hong Kong identifies source of mystery infection, as health chief


Hong Kong health authorities have identified the source of infection of a previously untraceable local Covid-19 case, after it prompted the government to roll out “the most stringent” social distancing measures yet amid fears of a community outbreak.

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said on Wednesday that it traced the Octopus card transaction history of the 42-year-old patient – a surveyor who was unvaccinated – and found he had breakfast at Six Garden Restaurant in Tin Hau last Friday, next to three other infected persons.

Government enforces lockdown and compulsory testing at Causeway Bay on January 5, 2022. File Photo: GovHK.

The three included a 62-year-old mother who came down with Covid-19 after being infected by her daughter, who is a flight attendant. The Cathay Pacific employee was confirmed to be carrying the highly mutated Omicron variant.



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