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Volume 27, Number 10—October 2021

Genetic Diversity of SARS-CoV-2 among Travelers Arriving in Hong Kong

Haogao Gu1, Daniel K.W. Chu1, Lydia D.J. Chang, Sammi S.Y. Cheuk, Shreya Gurung, Pavithra Krishnan, Daisy Y.M. Ng, Gigi Y.Z. Liu, Carrie K.C. Wan, Ruopeng Xie, Samuel S.M. Cheng, Benjamin J. Cowling, Dominic N.C. Tsang, Malik Peiris, Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran, and Leo L.M. PoonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (H. Gu, D.K.W. Chu, L.D.J. Chang, S.S.Y. Cheuk, S. Gurung, P. Krishnan, D.Y.M. Ng, G.Y.Z. Liu, C.K.C. Wan, R. Xie, S.S.M. Cheng, B.J. Cowling, M. Peiris, V. Dhanasekaran, L.L.M. Poon); Department of Health Centre for Health Protection, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong (D.N.C. Tsang); HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (M. Peiris, V. Dhanasekaran, L.L.M. Poon)

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Table 2

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 lineages imported from different countries in Asia into Hong Kong, January 2020–March 2021

Country No. sequences from GISAID* No. sequences in this study Lineages found in this study
India 11,435 32 B.1, B.1.1, B.1.1.1, B.1.1.306, B.1.1.7, B.1.210, B.1.36, B.1.36.18, B.1.36.29, B.1.36.36,† B.1.36.8, B.1.369, B.1.562,† B.1.589,† B.1.617
Indonesia 1,170 18 B.1.1, B.1.1.272,† B.1.1.398, B.1.36.19, B.1.459, B.1.468, B.1.470
Philippines 188 47 B.1.1, B.1.1.263, B.1.1.63, B.1.1.7, B.1.351,† B.6, P.3
Pakistan 136 21 A.21,† B.1, B.1.1.1, B.1.1.7, B.1.36, B.1.471
Nepal 15 20 B.1.1, B.1.1.214,† B.1.1.216, B.1.36, B.1.36.18,† B.1.36.22,† B.1.36.27,† B.1.468†


†Lineage not reported by the corresponding country.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

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