HK residents evacuated as virus spreads in building - Asia Times
At that time, two people who lived in the same unit on different floors were identified as infected, indicating that the virus could have been transmitted through sewage pipes. The first case in the cluster in Luk Chuen House was a 34-year-old woman whose infection was confirmed on Sunday. Since then, her husband and four other residents have been diagnosed with the virus, along with two of the woman’s colleagues and a paramedic who had treated her. Earlier this week, health experts said there was no need for the housing block to be evacuated, and it was unlikely that any structural issues with the building were allowing the virus to spread.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Health Protection also identified five imported cases in Hong Kong on Thursday, bringing Hong Kong’s total to date to 1,098. They all arrived in the city from Bangladesh.