HONG KONG, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported five new imported cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 12,335.
The newly reported cases are imported cases. Two of the cases involved mutant strains while the viral load of one case is insufficient for a mutation test, and the mutation test results of the two remaining cases are pending, the CHP said.
As three passengers on an Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai and Bangkok were confirmed to have COVID-19 by arrival testing in Hong Kong on Oct. 25, flights from Dubai and Bangkok operated by the airline are prohibited from landing in Hong Kong from Oct. 27 to Nov. 9.
A total of 58 cases have been reported in the past 14 days and all were imported, according to the CHP.
Hong Kong's vaccination drive is making steady progress. Since the launch of the government inoculation program in late February, around 4.6 million people, or 68.3 percent of the eligible population, have taken at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccines, while around 4.4 million have been fully vaccinated. Enditem