HK reports 116 positive cases

February 2, 2022

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 116 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 103 are locally infected. Among the local cases, 30 have unknown sources of infection.


To stop the potential risk of spreading the virus further, the centre will arrange residents in the buildings where cases detected are related to suspected vertical transmission to undergo quarantine at a quarantine centre.


As four cases at two units of room 06 on different floors were found at Kwai Foon House of Kwai Fong Estate in Kwai Chung, residents of room 06 on the 24th and 25th floors will be evacuated.


Due to the fact that five cases were detected at Mei Sun Building, 4-20 Kau Hui Chik Street in Tai Po involving two unit B flats on different floors, residents of unit B on the 13th to the 18th floors will also be evacuated.


Meanwhile, as six cases involving three units of room 21 on different floors at Hing Ping House of Tai Hing Estate in Tuen Mun were recorded, residents of rooms 20 and 21 from the first to the 29th floors will be evacuated.


The Government tonight made restriction-testing declarations to cover Tsui Wo House, Tai Wo Estate in Tai Po and Yam Yue House, Shek Yam East Estate in Kwai Chung, requiring people in the restricted areas to undergo compulsory testing.


In view of the positive sewage testing results in Sha Tin, the concerned areas are also covered in a compulsory testing notice.


Additionally, in the light of the positive sewage testing results in different sewage testing areas, the Home Affairs Department today started to distribute a total of about 20,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff within the relevant areas in Sha Tin and Tuen Mun.


The department will also distribute the rapid test kits to some of the residents in Tai Wo Estate and Po Nga Court in Tai Po as well as all cleansing workers and property management staff working in the area around Cho Yiu Chuen, Lai King Estate, Lai Yiu Estate and Wonderland Villas tomorrow.


In view of 20 local cases, 33 cases linked with previous cases, two preliminary positive cases as well as some sewage samples collected in Sha Tin testing positive, 68 specified premises are included in the compulsory testing notice.


The Government will set up or reopen additional mobile specimen collection stations at Kwun Tong Recreation Ground, Sin Tat House of On Tat Estate in Kwun Tong and Tsing Tin Playground in Tuen Mun, while the station at Tsz Wan Shan Community Hall will continue to operate tomorrow to provide a free service for people subject to compulsory testing.


As tomorrow is the third day of the Lunar New Year, the mobile specimen collection truck providing free testing for cold store practitioners in Kwai Tsing district will only park at the service point at Kwai Tsing Container Terminal.


For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.

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