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Mobile vans to distribute and collect virus testing specimen bottles in Mui Wo and Tai Wai
     In view of the recent development of the COVID-19 epidemic and based on risk assessment, the Government announced today (November 4) that a testing agency, Prenetics Limited, will be arranged to distribute and collect specimen bottles by mobile vans in Mui Wo and Tai Wai for three consecutive days from tomorrow (November 5), with a view to enabling and encouraging the residents of these districts or individuals who perceive themselves as having a higher risk of exposure to undergo virus testing.
     The testing agency will go to Mui Wo and Tai Wai tomorrow to distribute and collect specimen bottles with the mobile vans parked at Mui Wo Recreation Centre and near Exit D of Tai Wai MTR station respectively. Members of the public may collect and return the specimen bottles free of charge from 10am to 5pm between November 5 and 7.
     A Government spokesman said, "The testing agency will distribute specimen bottles to members of the public for deep throat saliva samples and then collect these samples at the same spot for testing. Positive cases identified will be immediately referred to the Centre for Health Protection under the Department of Health for follow-up."
     The spokesman urged all individuals who were doubtful about their own health conditions to undergo the testing for the protection of themselves and others so that members of the public could fight the epidemic together.
Ends/Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:01
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