Hong Kong Health Authorities announced that there are additional eight individuals with travel history from the Philippines who tested positive of COVID-19. They were seafarers and domestic workers.
“These include three seafarers, three domestic workers, and a Hong Kong citizen, an infant,” says Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan from the Centre for Health Protection.
It was reported that Case no. 2826 is an infant, 1-year-old boy, who resides in Tower 3A, Phase 1, Tung Estate, Ap Tierra Verde, Tsing Yi. On July 25, the same address was recorded on Case no. 2699 who is also a one-year-old girl.
On July 29, there are an additional of 118 cases, with 5 cases coming from individuals who came from another country and two of them are seafarers who previously visited Philippines.
Hong Kong has implemented stricter health measures for both seafarers and domestic workers. They should be able to present a medical certificate that shows a negative COVID-19 test result before they are allowed to go to Hong Kong.
The said ordinance was implemented since July 25 for foreign domestic helpers and July 29 for seafarers. As of July 29, Hong Kong has recorded a total of 3,002 while 1,527 were already discharged, 24 people already passed away due to complications brought by the virus.