2,455 residents in Maya Tower 1 and Pik Long House tested, no new COVID-19 cases found


13th January 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 7pm yesterday, under which people (hereafter referred to as “persons subject to compulsory testing”) within the specified “restricted area” in Yau Tong (i.e. Maya Tower 1, 8 Shung Shan Street, Yau Tong) and Pik Long House, Shek Pai Wan Estate, 68 Yue Kwong Road, Aberdeen were required to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. Persons subject to compulsory testing were required to stay in their premises until all such persons identified in the area had undergone testing and the test results were mostly ascertained. 

As at 12am today, around 330 residents at Maya Tower 1 had undergone testing. No cases tested positive were found.  Moreover, the Government also assigned staff to visit around 165 households, among which around 50 households did not answer the door. Those may include some households undergoing quarantine or isolation. Some units are possibly vacant as well.

The enforcement operation was completed at around 9am. Test records of around 85 persons subject to compulsory testing were checked. Nobody was found to have not undergone compulsory testing. Taking into account the above situation, the Secretary for Food and Health revoked the “restriction-testing declaration” in accordance with Cap. 599J.  The Government reminds the about 50 households who have not answered the door to contact the Government for arrangement of testing as soon as possible after reading the notices put up by the Government, in the hope of eliminating the possible risk of further spread of the virus in the community.

As at 1am today, 2,125 persons at Pik Long House in Aberdeen had undergone testing. No confirmed case was found. Moreover, the Government also assigned staff to visit 733 households, among which 29 households did not answer the door. The Government will take measures to follow up.