13th January 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Government today exercised the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) to make a “restriction-testing declaration” (declaration) effective from 7pm, 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. are 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. The Government aims at finishing this exercise at about 7am tomorrow.
A Government spokesman said, “Under Cap. 599J, the Government can, according to the needs of infection control, make a ‘restriction-testing declaration’. As a case tested preliminarily positive who has lived in the abovementioned building was detected today, and the preliminary test result involved a mutant strain, the risk of infection in the relevant area is assessed to be likely higher, so the Government decided to make a ‘restriction-testing declaration’ for the relevant area after the test result was found to be positive.”
One of the preliminary COVID-19 cases today includes a part-time nurse in Cheung Sze Man clinic who usually works at JP Partners Medical Centre Limited in Tuen Mun. She was in contact with the son of the owner of Tung Ah Dispensary in H.A.N.D.S during consultation earlier. On 3rd January, she followed a doctor to see a patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19. She is also a nursing student at the School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University. In addition, she has also worked in clinics such as New Town Building in Tuen Mun and a clinic in Yan Ching Street in Tuen Mun.