HK government urged to fix anti-virus loopholes - Asia Times
Apart from local infections, Hong Kong is also facing a rising epidemic risk from imported cases. In the week to Monday, 79 imported cases were reported. They included 43 people from India, 20 from Pakistan, four from the Philippines, four from Indonesia and eight from other countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Turkey. Lawmakers and employer groups have urged the Hong Kong government to set up a centralized quarantine center for 12,600 Filipino domestic workers due to arrive in the city this month. However, the government has not taken any action. It said employers should provide their workers with accommodation and food during the quarantine period. On Saturday, three Filipino domestic workers were identified as infected. A 36-year-old Filipina, who was asymptomatic, arrived Hong Kong on July 3. She left her saliva sample at the airport and was allowed to be quarantined at her employer’s home at Tower, the Waterfront, Austin Road West. Her sample was tested positive on Sunday.