Hong Kong (HKSAR) - A spokesman for the Department of Health (DH) today (March 30) provided an update on the suspected case of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus.
laboratory test results for the respiratory specimens of the
55-year-old man today showed negative for Novel Coronavirus associated
with Severe Respiratory Disease.
The 55-year-old man, with
chronic illness, travelled with his wife to Italy from March 18 to 26.
The man presented with fever and upper respiratory symptoms on March 28.
He was admitted to United Christian Hospital for isolation and
treatment yesterday (March 29).
His current condition is stable. His wife is asymptomatic.
Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the DH will continue its
surveillance mechanism with public and private hospitals, practising
doctors and the airport for any suspected cases of Severe Respiratory
Disease associated with Novel Coronavirus," a DH spokesman remarked.
"No human infection with this virus has been identified so far in Hong Kong," the spokesman stressed.
Source: HKSAR Government