Nine members of HK family feared infected after hotpot
0 month ago, 09-Feb-2020
HONG KONG: Nine members of a Hong Kong family are feared to be infected with the coronavirus after sharing a hotpot meal, officials said Sunday.
Two members of the family a 24-year-old man and his grandmother, who is in her 90s are confirmed to have the virus, while seven more have returned preliminarily positive results for the disease, health authorities said.
Two more relatives are waiting for their results.
Officials said the family was part of a gathering of 19 who shared a hotpot meal over the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of January.
The citys health minister said Sunday that around 470 people have so far been ordered to stay at home, in hotel rooms or at a government quarantine camp since the policy took effect. AFP
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