14th 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 Tuen Mun (i.e. JC Place Tower 1, 345 Castle Peak Road – Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun) 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.
As at 12am today, around 380 residents had undergone testing. No cases tested positive were found. Moreover, the Government also assigned staff to visit around 120 households, among which six 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 9.15am. Test records of around 100 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