Yak Kwai House, Kwai Chung Village, began to implement a foot ban last night (22nd), residents could not go out, garbage dumps appeared on each floor, and cleaners in the village were suspected to be the source of transmission, and more than 40 workers in the village were also sent to Penny's Bay Quarantine.
"Hong Kong 01" asked the Housing Department about who will be responsible for the cleaning work in the housing estate at present, and whether the contractor is capable of filling the vacancies of quarantine cleaning workers. The response was that they should refer to the statement of the representative of the Housing Department and the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Chen Fan, yesterday. speak.
However, in the two-day press conference, the two only mentioned meals and testing arrangements, and never mentioned the cleaning of the building.
Chen Fan also revealed at the press conference that the contractor responsible for the cleaning of the entire Kwai Chung Village was named "Zhenhui Kee". After checking the information, the Housing Authority awarded a cleaning contract of about 36.55 million yuan on March 23, 2020. Zhen Hui Kee Limited for a period of two years, and the same company is also responsible for the cleaning of several public housing estates such as Ko Yee Estate in Yau Tong, Hing Man Estate in Chai Wan and On Tai Estate in Kwun Tong.
Yat Kui Building has been under lockdown for a day. The multi-storey trash cans in the building are full, and bags of garbage are piled up nearby.
According to the footage taken by Ms. Yu, a resident of Yat Kwai Building, the trash can in the elevator lobby on her floor was full, and the garbage was piled up like a mountain.
Mr. Lin, a resident living on the lower floor, pointed out that the trash cans on his floor were also full, and many residents put their rubbish in the corridor, describing it as "a lot of rubbish in the ground."
"Hong Kong 01" inquired about the cleaning work from the Housing Department. The reply was to refer back to the speeches made by the representative of the Housing Department and Chen Fan in the past two days, but did not add anything.
Looking at the relevant speeches, the representative of the Housing Department only mentioned that the Housing Department will be responsible for distributing meals, and that the DH staff will set up posts for members of the public to inquire about medical problems.
Chen Fan also only mentioned that the cleaning workers in the whole village should go to quarantine, but did not mention who is responsible for the cleaning work.
Legislative Council member Chen Heng-pin said that since all the cleaning workers in the Yak Kwai Building were going to quarantine, no one was cleaning up the rubbish in the entire building, and the rubbish of each household was piled up in the lobby for two consecutive days.
He is worried that the accumulation of garbage will affect environmental hygiene and even cause the risk of secondary transmission. He has communicated with the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Chen Fan, and hopes to send government personnel with experience in dealing with garbage during the epidemic before the outsourcer operates.
In addition, since Ying Kui Building also had confirmed cases, this afternoon, it was urgently announced to close the area for testing for 5 days, but the government said that due to the urgency, dinner could not be provided tonight.
Chen Hengbin received reports from many residents that because there is no food storage at home, there is no food at night.
He hopes the government can be flexible, such as providing instant noodles, so that residents can survive the night without going hungry.
The contractor "Zhen Hui Kee" is responsible for several PRH estates
Chen Fan pointed out that he was responsible for the cleaning work of Kwai Chung Village for Zhenhui Kee Co., Ltd.
According to the records of the Housing Authority, Zhenhui Kee was approved on March 23, 2020 for the cleansing service contract for Kwai Chung Village, with a contract fee of $36,552,000.
The company has also tendered many public housing estate cleaning contracts in various districts in Hong Kong.
Zhenhuiji said on Facebook this morning that about 50 workers were sent to Penny's Bay for isolation today, but no test results were received.
"Hong Kong 01" called Zhenhuiji and sent an email to its person in charge, but received no reply.
The person in charge of Zhenhuiji is Zheng Bingwei. After checking the information, the Competition Commission has earlier accused the directors of Hong Kong Industry and Commerce, a new and old cleaning company in Hoi Lai Village and the directors of Man Shun, of conspiring to set prices. Zhenhui, and Zheng Bingwei is Zheng Yezhao's cousin.
Yak Kwai Building Direct Attack | Residents took the old back door and tried to leave, but the police officers wearing protective clothing stopped a total of 96 people in Yak Kwai House who were infected with the epidemic. Residents staying at home should stop work if staff from nursing homes, medical institutions, etc. Epidemic outbreak in Kwai Chung Village | Zhang Zhujun expects the number of cases to continue to rise More than 40 cleaners in the building quarantined more than 100 people in Kwai Chung Village. About 35,000 residents were recruited in 16 blocks of the whole village. The nearby Kwai Fu Court is the police quarter.