Penny’s Bay isolation facility closes

March 1, 2023

The Penny's Bay Community Isolation Facility closed its doors today after fully accomplishing its vital anti-epidemic mission.


Speaking at the closing ceremony today, Under Secretary for Security Michael Cheuk explained that the Penny’s Bay site was initially a quarantine facility for close contacts of COVID-19 patients and subsequently used to accommodate those who caught the virus.


A total of 270,000 people spent time in the camp since it opened in July 2020.


The facility was also used for other purposes, such as a special examination centre for students sitting the Diploma of Secondary Education Examination and a polling station for the Chief Executive Election and the Legislative Council General Election.


Mr Cheuk thanked relevant government departments and workers who operated and maintained the site in an effort to achieve the goal of providing critical shelter for people in need.

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