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The Centre for Health Protection today announced it is investigating 25 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 19 are locally infected.

  

Its Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan told a press briefing this afternoon that one of the local cases is a truck driver who works at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals.

 

Dr Chuang said the driver lives in the Wong Tai Sin area, so he may have gotten the infection from the community.

 

“It is possible that he might have got the disease from his working place. Of course, as he also lives in the Wong Tai Sin area, it’s also possible he got the infection from the community.

 

“For consistency’s sake, we have classified him as part of the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals cluster.”

 

Three other cases involve people working at Hong Chi Lei Muk Shue Hostel residential care home for the disabled.

 

Dr Chuang pointed out that they were identified by the Social Welfare Department’s routine screening.

  

“It is possible that there are some unknown transmissions in the home. So that’s why we need to quarantine and test all the residents and the staff – at least quarantine them.

 

“We understand that because of the physical and mental condition of the residents, sometimes it’s very difficult to ask them to wear the mask properly. That’s why there’s a chance of transmission in the care home.”

 

For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government’s dedicated webpage.