6th August 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 Yau Tong (i.e. Yat Mei House, Yau Chui Court, Yau Tong, and certain designated area of the podium; excluding levels below the podium) 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.
930 people within the “restricted area” had undergone testing, among which 30 cases tested positive and one case tested indeterminate were found. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health will arrange to follow up. Regarding cases tested positive in the specified “restricted area”, the Government has provided additional food packs, health advice for persons tested positive pending admission to hospitals or isolation facilities, daily necessities packs, disinfection products, rapid antigen test kits and surgical masks to these persons and their household members pending follow-up arrangement.
Moreover, the Government also assigned staff to visit 370 households in the “restricted area”, among which 46 households did not answer the door. The Government will take measures to follow up.