14 confirmed patients in fotangcheng epidemic area in a building in Hong Kong

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 14 confirmed patients in fotangcheng epidemic area in a building in Hong Kong


The Hong Kong food and environment department cleaner disinfects outside the building where the Buddha Hall is located.

A survey by the center for health protection found that two newly diagnosed patients in Hong Kong on February 27 were also related to the Fuhui jingshe Buddhist hall. A 70 year old woman (the 92nd case in Hong Kong) had a long-term illness. She had cough and sputum since February 13. She was admitted to the hospital on February 26 for treatment. After testing, her respiratory samples confirmed that she had a positive reaction to the 2019 coronavirus. The patient did not travel outside during the incubation period, but visited the Fuhui jingshe Buddhist hall every day during January 24, 25 and February 1-8.

The other patient, an 89 year old woman (the 93rd case in Hong Kong), also had a long-term cough since February 25. On February 27, her deep throat saliva samples confirmed a positive response to the 2019 coronavirus. The patient did not travel outside during the incubation period, but visited the Fuhui jingshe Buddhist hall many times during January 25 and February 1-12.

According to the epidemiological survey conducted by the center for health protection, the 92nd and 93rd cases together with the 64th, 65th, 70th, 73rd, 74th, 76th, 77th, 83rd, 84th, 86th, 89th and 91th cases published earlier were all 14 patients who visited the Fuhui jingshe Buddhist hall in Meilun building in January or February, or were related to the confirmed patients who visited the Buddhist hall. The centre calls on those who have visited the Buddhist temple after January 25 to call the hotline of the centre for health protection. If the person has any symptoms, the centre will arrange for him to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for the health protection center said that according to the centers preliminary epidemiological survey, there were group cases in the local community, involving a number of peoples dinners and gatherings. The center reminds the public to reduce going out and avoid social activities such as dinners or parties, and try to keep a proper social distance with others. In terms of household sanitation, the public should properly maintain the drainage pipes and regularly inject clean water into the drainage outlets (U-shaped air traps); when using the toilet, they should also pay attention to sanitation, first cover the toilet board and then flush the toilet water to avoid spreading germs.