Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak during Chinese New Year dinner in a restaurant, Hong Kong (China), 2020

Authors

  • Tsz-sum LAM Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong (China)
  • Chi-hong WONG
  • Wing-hang LAM
  • Ho-yeung LAM
  • Yonnie Chau-kuen LAM
  • Emily Chi-mei LEUNG
  • Shuk kwan CHUANG

Abstract

We reported a local family cluster of 6 confirmed COVID-19 cases, among 29 attendees of a Chinese New Year family dinner gathering in a restaurant, with 1 additional case from secondary transmission. The public should maintain social distancing at all times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author Biography

Tsz-sum LAM, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong (China)

Senior Medical and Health Officer,Centre for Health Protection,
Department of Health,
Hong Kong (China)

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Published

2021-02-16

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COVID-19: Outbreak Investigation Report