Persons present at Yee Yip House, Tsing Yi Estate to undergo compulsory testing till noon tomorrow


22nd May 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Government today (May 22) 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 5pm under which persons within the specified “restricted area” in Tsing Yi (i.e. Yee Yip House, Tsing Yi Estate, Tsing Yi, excluding the non-domestic units on G/F and the podium level, see Annex) 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 around noon tomorrow. The operation may be extended depending on test results.

 A Government spokesman said, “Under Cap. 599J, the Government can, according to the needs of infection control, make a ‘restriction-testing declaration’. Having reviewed a basket of factors, including the viral load in sewage, the information of relevant positive cases, and other circumstantial factors, and conducted a risk assessment, the Government decided to make another ‘restriction-testing declaration’ for the relevant area.”