10 COVID-19 positive cases found during lockdown testing in Wong Tai Sin and Kwai Chung

Toi Fung House, Fung Tak Estate

5th July 2022 – (Hong Kong)   The Government yesterday exercised the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) to make a “restriction-testing declaration” effective from 5pm yesterday, under which persons within the specified “restricted area” in Wong Tai Sin (i.e. Toi Fung House, Fung Tak Estate, excluding non-domestic units on G/F) were required to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. Persons subject to compulsory testing are required to stay in their premises until all such persons identified in the “restricted area” have undergone testing and the test results are mostly ascertained. 1,853 people within the “restricted area” had undergone testing, among which 9 cases tested positive and 2 indeterminate cases were found. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health will arrange to follow up.  The Government provided food packs for persons subject to compulsory testing to facilitate their meal arrangements.

Meanwhile, 828 people within the “restricted area” in  Kwai Yat House, Kwai Hong Court, Kwai Chung were tested during lockdown, among which one case was tested positive. The Centre for Health Protection of the DH will arrange to follow up. Regarding the case tested positive in the specified “restricted area”, the Government has provided additional food packs, disinfection products, rapid antigen test kits and masks pending follow-up arrangement. Moreover, the Government also assigned staff to visit 354 households in the “restricted area”, among which 34 households did not answer the door. The Government will take measures to follow up.