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Hong Kong investigating if virus spread via one high-rise's pipes

(CNN)Early Tuesday morning, health officials in Hong Kong partially evacuated residents from an apartment block over fears the coronavirus may have been transmitted via the building's pipes.Two residents living on different floors of a high-rise tower called Hong Mei House, in northwestern Hong Kong's Tsing Yi, had been infected with coronavirus, health officials said. A 62-year-old woman was diagnosed with the virus about a week-and-a-half after a 75-year-old man in the same building became infected. Three more cases have since been linked to Hong Mei House. The woman's son, his wife and her father have been diagnosed with the virus. The mother, son and wife share an apartment.The two initial cases set off alarm bells among health officia ...
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