8 COVID-19 cases and 8 indeterminate cases found during lockdown testing at Ka Sin House, Ka Keng Court, Sha Tin

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12th 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 6pm yesterday, under which people (hereafter referred to as “persons subject to compulsory testing”) within the specified “restricted area” in Sha Tin (i.e. Ka Sin House, Ka Keng Court, Sha Tin) 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.

A total of 956 people within the area had undergone testing, among which eight cases tested positive and eight cases 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, disinfection products and surgical masks to these persons and their household members pending follow-up arrangement.

 Moreover, the Government also assigned staff to visit around 320 households within the “restricted area”, among which 45 households did not answer the door. The Government will take measures to follow up.

HKSAR Govt Press Release

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