Those sent to quarantine camp include home affairs secretary Caspar Tsui and immigration chief Au Ka-wang.

Dozens of senior Hong Kong officials and politicians were ordered into quarantine on Friday after health officials discovered a second preliminary coronavirus case at a birthday party attended by many of the city’s political elite.

“All the people present at the party need to be quarantined,” said Chuang Shuk-kwan from Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection.

Home affairs secretary Caspar Tsui was sent to the quarantine camp on Thursday after being deemed a close contact with a potential carrier.

By Friday, he was joined by four other politicians and immigration chief Au Ka-wang – all of whom attended a birthday party on Monday at a tapas restaurant.

“I offer my sincere apology to all people of Hong Kong. I have reflected on this incident and shall be more vigilant in future,” Au said in a

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