19th 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 (hereafter referred to as “persons subject to compulsory testing”) within the specified “restricted area” in Siu Sai Wan (i.e. Tower 3, Island Resort, Siu Sai Wan (only including the 6/F Podium and floors above)) were required to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing.
A total of 824 people within the “restricted area” had undergone testing. Amongst them, six cases tested positive. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health 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 400 households in the “restricted area”, among which 95 households did not answer the door. The Government will take measures to follow up.