986 COVID-19 cases in HK

February 10, 2022

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)


The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 986 additional COVID-19 infections, comprising 985 locally infected cases and one imported.


The centre's Communicable Disease Branch Head Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan said at a press briefing this afternoon that four cleaners, two customer service personnel and two shopkeepers at Discovery Bay Plaza have tested positive for the virus.


“We are worried that there may be some transmission in the plaza, that is why we have asked them to close for disinfection. Of course we will quarantine those close contacts from those shops.”


At the same press briefing, Hospital Authority Chief Manager (Integrated Clinical Services) Dr Larry Lee had some advice for confirmed patients staying at home.


“One would be personal hygiene. They have to wash their hands frequently and also use a well-fitting surgical mask. They can wear an additional cloth one or maybe they can use clips or knots to make sure that the mask is more well-fitted.


“As for the environment, the second point, they have to stay in a room which is well-ventilated and keep the windows open. They have to minimise any face-to-face contact with other family members.”


Dr Lee urged home confinees to minimise the time they spend without wearing a mask and try not to have meals with their family.


He also advised people to clean their home with bleach and pour half a litre of water into the U-traps of their flats weekly.


In view of the positive sewage test results of Hung Lok House of Hung Fuk Estate in Yuen Long, the Government tonight made a restriction-testing declaration to cover the building, requiring people in the restricted area to undergo compulsory testing.


The Government also announced that 20 specified places have been listed in a compulsory testing notice because of the preliminarily positive or positive COVID-19 cases found.


The mobile specimen collection stations at Edinburgh Place in Central and Wong Tai Sin Square will start operations earlier at 8am each day from tomorrow onwards.


Furthermore, ticketing machines have been installed at testing service points in Tsuen Wan Park, Kwai Chung Sports Ground, Cheung Sha Wan Sports Centre, Tin Shui Sports Centre etc for on-site ticket distribution. The public can check online the real-time queueing ticket status. Depending on the actual situation, such ticketing arrangement will be implemented at more testing service points, the Government added.


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

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