The fifth wave of the new coronavirus Omicron epidemic continues to expand. The 2,700 residents of Yat Kwai House, Kwai Chung Village, where the epidemic broke out, will be quarantined at the original site for five days from 6:00 p.m. tonight (21st) until next Wednesday (26th) morning.
About 20 Yak Kwai Building has been infected with the virus. Xu Lejian, director of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, dismantled the reason why residents of Yak Kwai House “did not have a seat”. During the cleaning work in the building, the workers contacted different citizens every day, and as a result, there was a case of human-to-human transmission.
▼On January 21, a 5-day enclosure test was implemented in Yikui Building▼
Chen Zhaoshi: I believe it is still safe for residents in the same seat to go out today
The Secretary for Food and Health, Sophie Chan, said today (21st) that in response to the super-spreading in Yat Kwai House, Kwai Chung Estate, with about 20 cases of infection, it was decided to implement a 5-day siege at Yat Kwai House from 6pm tonight. Seal detection.
A 43-year-old Pakistani woman infected with the virus after isolation at the Silka Seaview Hotel in Yau Ma Tei, whose supergroup continues to spread.
At present, the transmission route of Yikuilou has occurred. This 5-day in-situ enclosure test aims to find residents who are already in the incubation period as soon as possible.
Since the virus has an incubation period of several days, multiple tests are required.
Chen Zhaoshi added that on Wednesday (19th), the building had undergone a strong enclosure inspection. At that time, 2,500 residents were present for testing. There have also been confirmed cases, and now more are found, so it is safe to do so.
Chen emphasized that since there are no structural problems in the building, residents do not need to go to the quarantine center. In the early stage of the epidemic, many of them were quarantined at home. The most important thing is that residents should not leave now. There are sufficient quarantine facilities in the village.
Xu Lejian said that the husband of the 43-year-old Pakistani woman (#13045) who was diagnosed would collect garbage from time to time and sell it. On the 13th of this month, he went to the Yikuilou collection station to meet with a cleaner who was initially diagnosed and working in the village. Female worker contacts.
Since female workers go to different floors in Yat Kwai Building to clean every day, it is not ruled out that they will come into contact with different citizens during work, so there is a "seatless" human-to-human transmission.
Xu Lejian also said that the Environmental Protection Agency and government expert Yuan Guoyong visited Yat Kui Building yesterday (20th), and there were more than 20 cases in the whole building, involving 1, 2, 7, 11, 14, 15, 20, 25, etc. 13 units are distributed over 12 floors and involve different orientations.
During the inspection period, no structural problems, air flow problems and pipe problems were found. It is estimated that there is a good chance that the outbreak of the epidemic in the building was caused by a super-spreader who traveled to different floors.
Female cleaning workers live on the 14th floor of Ying Kwai Building
The female cleaning worker who was initially diagnosed was a resident on the 14th floor of Ying Kwai House in the same housing estate, and worked in Yat Kwai House. It is suspected that there were confirmed cases in the two buildings.
Xu said that according to preliminary observations, super-spreaders should be most contagious from January 16 to January 18, and citizens who have been in contact with them during this period should become ill one after another, while Omicron has a transmission period of 3 to 5 days, and 1 Some cases should be found during the enclosure operation at Yat Kwai House on May 19, and it is believed that more new cases may be found in the next few days.
▼On January 21, residents of Yat Kwai Building in Kwai Chung Village were confined to the first night of quarantine and dropped off for testing▼
▼On January 20, many residents of Yat Kwai House in Kwai Chung Village were diagnosed and sealed up▼
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