Written by: Li Enci and Ouyang Dehao
The last update date: 2021-05-04 15:16
Hong Kong's new crown pneumonia epidemic is showing signs of rebound. After three consecutive zero infections in Japan, a foreign domestic helper on the 27th floor of Block R in Allway Gardens, Tsuen Wan was diagnosed today (4th).
District councillors said that she had undergone at least five virus tests, and it is believed that the most recent one might be a mandatory test for foreign domestic helpers.
It is understood that the amount of virus in the sample of the foreign domestic helper is too low to be used for genetic sequencing to test whether it is mutated, and it needs to be sampled again.
After hearing the news, some residents began to drag their wastes away one after another, or returned to their homes with a supermarket trolley full of food to prepare for quarantine.
Some residents pointed out that they were worried that the government would mandate mandatory quarantine for residents on the 21st, so they went to the supermarket to buy dry food such as cup noodles and biscuits in advance.
She also denounced the poor sanitation of the building, "the drains are dripping tightly, and there is a long-term smell of feces", worrying that the virus will spread.
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Tsuen Wan District Councillor Zhao Enlai revealed that a foreign domestic helper was diagnosed on the 27th floor of Block R in Allway Gardens. The staff of the Department of Health sent the domestic helper to the hospital at 6 o'clock last night.
She came to Hong Kong from the Philippines at the end of March and had undergone at least five virus tests. It is believed that the most recent one might be a mandatory test for a foreign domestic helper.
The family she serves is a family of four, both older and younger, who have been sent to the quarantine center this morning.
He said that the Department of Health is conducting genetic sequencing of the virus to confirm whether the domestic helper has a variant virus.
Zhao Enlai also pointed out that the 36-storey building has a total of more than 200 households; the management office has arranged disinfection work, and the No. 2 lift of Block R on the patient's residential floor has also temporarily stopped operating.
He also estimated that foreign domestic helpers may be found out due to mandatory testing, but further news from the authorities is still pending.
Several households dragged away within an hour
Several households dragged away within an hour
The reporter arrived at the scene at 12 noon today, and the house cleaners were disinfecting the ground outside the building.
Residents were spreading fear and kept asking the administrator about the latest situation. Within an hour, several residents dragged away their wastes, or returned to their homes with supermarket carts full of food, to prepare for the worst possible quarantine.
Resident Ms. Chen said that she had just learned that a resident had been diagnosed. Because she was worried that the government would require residents to be quarantined on the 21st, she went to the supermarket to buy dry food such as cup noodles and biscuits in advance.
She is also worried that the food distributed by the government is not suitable for children's tastes. "Adults don't say so, but they are shocked that children will not be full, and they will not eat for many days."
Chen Xuzhi pointed out that although a foreign domestic helper is also employed at home, she pays attention to wearing two masks for the sanitary ware and will not gather with friends in the open space outdoors on weekends.
However, Chen scolded the management office, saying that the sanitary environment in the patio next to the toilet was poor. "The drains are dripping tightly, and there is a long-term smell of shit!"
Chen said that the sewer has been damaged for more than a year, and the odor has been transmitted to the home for a long time. After many complaints, no one has been sent for repairs. He only knows that it is bidding and is worried that the virus will spread to other units.
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