Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak during a Chinese New Year dinner in a restaurant, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region SAR (China), 2020

Authors

  • Tsz-sum Lam Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Chi-hong Wong Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Wing-hang Lam Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Ho-yeung Lam Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Yonnie Chau-kuen Lam Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Emily Chi-mei Leung Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Shuk kwan Chuang Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2020.11.2.006

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. This report illustrates that the public should maintain physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author Biography

Tsz-sum Lam, Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)

Senior Medical and Health Officer,

Centre for Health Protection,
Department of Health,
Hong Kong (China)

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Published

16-02-2021

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COVID-19: Outbreak Investigation Report