- The cruise passenger is first child diagnosed with the virus in Hong Kong
- Four infections take total in city to 89, with another probable case reported
A 16-year-old boy from the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise has become the first child in Hong Kong to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, as the city reported four more confirmed cases and a probable one on Wednesday, health officials said.
The teenager was one of four patients confirmed to be infected with Covid-19 on Wednesday, the Centre for Health Protection said in a press conference, taking the city's official total to 89.
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His 21-year-old sister, who was also on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Japan earlier this month, has given positive readings as well.
A domestic helper of a 60-year-old Jockey Club member who was diagnosed on Tuesday is another new case.
The other case is an 80-year-old man, husband of a 76-year-old woman who was previously confirmed to be infected and had visited Fook Wai Ching She, a Buddhist hall in North Point linked with nine infections confirmed earlier, the first on February 19.
The elderly couple lived in the same building where the Buddhist hall is located.
A 49-year-old housewife who worked as a cleaning volunteer in the worship hall was considered as a probable case as there were abnormal readings in her lungs scan but she has not yet tested positive or negative for the virus, said Dr Chuang Shuk-kuan, the centre's head of the communicable disease branch.
The hall was established in 1958 by a Buddhist master and has links with the Hong Kong Buddhist Association.
The city has 89 officially confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Two of them were fatal.
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