Hong Kong records one imported Covid case

Health authorities recorded one imported Covid-19 case on Sunday, involving a woman who had flown into Hong Kong from the United Kingdom.

The 37-year-old tested positive for Covid upon her arrival at the airport on October 29. Health officials say she carries the L452R mutant strain.

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said she started having symptoms on October 26. She had been fully vaccinated, receiving two doses of the BioNTech vaccine in Hong Kong in May.

The CHP is also investigating an overseas case, involving an 18-year-old who travelled to Singapore.

He tested positive for Covid-19 when he arrived in Singapore on October 24. He had received both doses of the BioNTech vaccine in July.

Health officials on Sunday ordered all residents of the building in Tsz Wan Shan whwer he lives to take a Covid-19 test

Fewer than five preliminary positive cases were recorded.

The city has so far recorded 12,346 confirmed coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.