Karaoke bar in Tsim Sha Tsui was said to be the source of a ‘new cluster case of five COVID-19 patients.
According to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), they have identified the REDMR Karaoke situated in Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in a briefing which took place last March 31.
According to Dr. Chuang Shuk-wan of the CHP, the five patients comprising of 4 women and 1 man went to the karaoke lounge last March 24. Right after they went to the room, one of them developed symptoms while the rest started to feel sick by March 27 and March 28. The only man in the group tested positive on March 30 while the other 2 women got their positive results a day later.
The two other people who were with them inside the room 704 karaoke bar was sent for quarantine.
It was first reported that the Karaoke bar was already disinfected when the 5 people went inside. But following the case, the area was closed.
In Hong Kong, karaoke bars are not included in the type of businesses which was ordered a temporary closure. Establishments that can attract large gatherings such as party venues, gyms, amusement centers, and spas are temporary closed effective March 26.