A 24-year-old TVB artist has turn into the primary Hong Kong entertainer confirmed to be identified with Covid-19, prompting fears of extra infections even because the broadcaster closed its headquarters TVB Metropolis for 2 days.
Singer Zaina Sze examined constructive for the coronavirus on Saturday (July 18). Her supervisor Apple Lau, 57, and Lau’s boyfriend, 62-year-old actor, Robert Mak, as effectively her promoter, Ah Jia, have additionally been identified with Covid-19.
All 4 are presently looking for therapy in Kowloon’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Whereas neither Sze nor her supervisor Lau has displayed any signs, Mak has skilled respiration difficulties, in keeping with Hong Kong’s Oriental Every day Information.
With TVB Metropolis closed, actions for programmes have additionally been halted, together with the cancellation of a stay programme.
TVB has knowledgeable those that got here into contact with the contaminated people in an inventory launched final Saturday. Greater than 100 individuals had come into contact with Sze and Ah Jia, principally crew members but in addition together with 20 entertainers.
Actress Irene Wan, 53, was amongst these feared to have been uncovered to the coronavirus. However she assured followers that she was nice in a Weibo put up over the weekend.
Actress Kayan Yau, 20, who had attended a drama class with Sze final Wednesday, additionally assured followers that she had not been contaminated.
“After I received to know the information, I instantly went to do a take a look at. I’ve simply obtained a name from the hospital and the result’s detrimental,” she wrote in a web-based put up on Sunday.
There are issues that different artists, together with main actor Ron Ng, 40, may need been uncovered to the coronavirus after they attended a dinner with Mak just lately. Hong Kong media reported.
The closure of TVB Metropolis comes amid a surge of Covid-19 circumstances in Hong Kong, with greater than 500 infections confirmed prior to now two weeks.
Town has rolled out stricter social distancing measures, together with getting civil servants to make money working from home for per week and making it obligatory to put on a masks in indoor venues.
Apart from TVB Metropolis, Sze additionally appeared in an interview at Metro Broadcast Company.
Whereas it has not closed its headquarters, the corporate has instructed non-duty and logistics workers to make money working from home, and ramped up disinfection.
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