Government follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents in Tsuen Wan, Eastern District and Wong Tai Sin to undergo virus testing


14th May 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Government announced today that in order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Environmental Protection Department and the Drainage Services Department have been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.

Rapid test

As regards positive sewage testing results with relatively high viral loads in the following areas, the Housing Department and the respective District Offices will commence distributing about 135,000 sets of the COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits to residents, cleaning workers and property management staff working in the following areas for them to take the test on their own, in order to help identify infected persons:

  • Tsuen Wan District – Park Island, Tin Liu New Village, Ma Wan Main Street Village and Ma Wan Fishermen Block
  • Eastern District – Kai Tsui Court, Hiu Tsui Court, Cheerful Garden, Fullview Garden and Harmony Garden
  • Wong Tai Sin District – Mei Tung Estate