COVID-19 patient with unknown unit address at apartment in Tin Shui Wai causes concern


12th July 2020 – (Hong Kong) The COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong has entered the third wave. In recent days, the community has focused on Sha Tin and Kowloon East. However, the outbreak is already rampant in the New Territories West and the public cannot afford to ignore it. Residents at Locwood Court Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai and Shan King Estate in Tuen Mun have been tested positive for COVID-19 infection and the source of infection for one patient is still unknown.

However, some residents said today (12th) that the building management office still did not know the units of the diagnosed residents, which made the residents concerned. The infected resident with no identified source lives at Block 10, Locwood Court Kingswood Villas in Tin Shui Wai. He tested positive on the 11th of this month. The management office posted a notice in the building stating that a contractor had been immediately hired to disinfect the 10 common areas, including staircase corridors, underground lobby and elevators, and additional personnel would be sent to measure the temperature of the residents at the entrance. The No. 3 elevator used by the diagnosed person has been suspended for disinfection.

The notice did not mention whether similar epidemic prevention measures were carried out in other areas. A resident posted on social media that he had communicated with the management office, but the other party is still not aware of the floor of the infected resident. The fitness centre that the patient has visited will be closed for 3 days.

In addition, a confirmed case also appeared in King Mei House, Shan King Estate, Tuen Mun. The management office said that the building has been fully disinfected. Some residents pointed out that elderly people often gamble in open spaces without masks. Some people complained that the building management did not notify the residents and restaurants nearby. The local District Councillor said that he has contacted the Shan King Commercial Centre management office, FEHD, and Housing Department Management Office have also requested the cleaning and inspection of the pipes inside and outside the Shan King Estate.