Pilot Among 11 New Coronavirus Recorded In HK

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2020-07-04 HKT 21:15

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  • Health officials say the cargo pilot didn't show any symptoms after returning to Hong Kong. Image: Shutterstock

    Health officials say the cargo pilot didn't show any symptoms after returning to Hong Kong. Image: Shutterstock

A 54-year-old pilot – who's exempted from Covid-19 quarantine measures because of his job – is among 11 new coronavirus cases recorded in the city on Saturday, bringing the total tally in Hong Kong to 1,258.

Ten of them are new arrivals, from countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, the United States and Egypt.

The Centre for Health Protection said the cargo pilot tested positive after visiting a private clinic on Friday.

It said the pilot didn't show any symptoms after returning to Hong Kong, and he had mostly stayed at home in Tung Chung.

The centre said the patient had been to Kazakhstan and Turkey during the incubation period from June 11 to 30. He had a cough last Thursday, and it subsided a few days later.

His wife and daughter have not shown any symptoms and they have been sent to a quarantine centre.

The centre stressed the public should always maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene, to protect themselves against infection and prevent the spread of Covid-19.