The Home Affairs Department announced earlier that it will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to residents in need in all 18 districts in Hong Kong.
The government issued a statement today (27th), stating that it will distribute rapid test kits to households in Tsz Ching Estate and three neighboring housing estates (namely Tsz Lok Estate, Tsz Min Village and Tsz Hong Estate) from today for their own use. detection.
In view of the fact that sewage samples collected in several regions tested positive for 2019-nCoV, the government will step up testing, the statement said.
The EPD, the Drainage Services Department and the interdisciplinary team of the University of Hong Kong have recently collected positive sewage samples in multiple districts. More citizens will be tested, and hidden patients will be identified as soon as possible.
▼How to use the quick test kit▼
A positive rapid test should go to the emergency room as soon as possible
The statement also pointed out that in order to follow up on the positive sewage samples collected at Tsz Ching Village, the Home Affairs Department (including the Wong Tai Sin District Office) and the Housing Department will start today to send samples to Tsz Ching Village and the three neighboring villages. Residents of housing estates (i.e. Tsz Lok Estate, Tsz Man Village and Tsz Hong Estate) are distributed with rapid test kits for them to test themselves. treat.
Authorities will distribute rapid test kits to the public.
(Photo by Lu Yiming)
Tai Po Lam Tsuen, Tung Chung North area "willing to inspect all"
In addition, sewage samples that tested positive were also collected in Tai Po Lam Village and Tung Chung North, and the risk of community transmission was higher.
The government appeals to those who live and work in the area from Lam Kam Highway Interchange to Tai'an Road, and the area along Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, including Ying Wan Garden, Haidi Bay, Shui Lan Tian An, and those who are at risk of infection "willing to do all the inspections" , to be tested as soon as possible.
In view of the positive sewage samples collected in Kwai Chung, Kwun Tong, Chai Wan and Ma On Shan, the Government cited the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing of Certain Persons) Regulation (the Regulation) (Cap. 599J) to The Mandatory Testing Notice under the Regulation is gazetted to require persons who have been in the following specified places during a specified period to undergo nucleic acid testing:
1. Fu On Building, Fu Ching Building, Fu Ping Building, Fu Yat Building, Fu Ya Building, Fu Sau Building, Fu Bi Building, Tai Wo Hau Estate, Kwai Chung
2. Yung Lai Building and Zhuo Lai Building, Yau Lai Estate, Kwun Tong
3. Tsui Luk House, Tsui Lok Village, Tsui Wan Village, Tsui Fuk House, Tsui Wan Village
4. Kam Fai Court, No. 8 Hang Kin Street, Ma On Shan, Ting Tao Court, No. 2 Hang Ming Street, Guanlan Court, No. 8 Hang Ming Street
5. Kai Sun College, 5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan, Ma On Shan Methodist Primary School, No. 11 Hang Ming Street
▼January 27 Mandatory testing list▼
The government strongly reminds citizens that they must strictly abide by the mandatory testing requirements and complete the mandatory testing on time.
Even those who have been vaccinated must undergo the above mandatory testing.
They should also pay close attention to their physical condition and seek immediate medical attention and get tested even if they have only mild symptoms.
Compulsory testing | 37 places on the list including New Territories South Police Headquarters, IFC and multi-district residential buildings with confirmed cases | Tsuen Wan District added 4 residential residents infected with the epidemic Chun Yeung Village is the first patient to live in the new crown pneumonia | The government sent 300,000 units for free Test kits Civil Affairs Administration: It cannot replace forced inspections. The government will send 300,000 rapid test kits for free.