Garbage piles up at two buildings under lockdown in Kwai Chung Estate sparking concerns of spread of virus


23rd January 2022 – (Hong Kong) Massive Omicron outbreak has broken out at Kwai Chung Estate and more than 100 residents were infected. Yat Kwai House and Ying Kwai House have been placed under lockdown for 5 days.

The garbage rooms were full of refuse since lockdown as no cleaners were present. The corridors and common areas were also full of litters.

There are concerns that the virus may spread to other residents on the same floor through the garbage and spread to the entire community. Legislative Councillor Ben Chan expressed great concern about the exponential outbreak of the epidemic in Kwai Chung Estate and he appealed to the relevant government authorities for follow-up responses.