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Ten service points available in Tuen Mun tomorrow to facilitate voluntary testing
     In view of suspected silent transmission chains in Tuen Mun district, the Government urges residents and those working in Tuen Mun who are exposed to infection risks to undergo testing as soon as possible. The Government has already extended the opening hours of the community testing centre (CTC) at Siu Lun Community Hall in Tuen Mun to 10pm starting from today (January 11). Eight additional mobile specimen collection stations will also be set up in the district tomorrow (January 12) to enhance testing service there.
     In the coming few days, a total of ten service points will be available in Tuen Mun district to provide free testing service for all local residents and those who work there, no matter whether they are subject to compulsory testing or not. Details of the service points for testing are as follows:
  • Siu Lun Community Hall in Tuen Mun (January 12 to 18: 8am to 10pm)
Mobile specimen collection stations
January 12 to 14 (10am to 8pm)
  • Tsing Tin Playground (January 12: 2pm to 9pm)
  • Tai Hing Community Hall
  • San Wo Lane Playground
  • Butterfly Bay Community Centre
  • Lung Yat Community Hall
January 12 to 18 (10am to 8pm)
  • Yau Oi Sports Centre
  • Yau Oi Estate Football Field
January 12 to 21 (10am to 8pm)
  • Covered playground, G/F, On Ting/Yau Oi Community Centre
  • Kin Sang Community Hall
     A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said, "The Government is very concerned about the suspected transmissions in Tuen Mun district and has therefore arranged ten service points for testing, which is a record high in one single district, to facilitate testing by local residents and those who work there on a voluntary basis. The Government will review the need to further extend opening dates and hours of the newly added specimen collection stations with regard to actual usage and demand."
     The Government urges all individuals who are in doubt about their own health conditions, or individuals with infection risks (such as individuals who visited places with epidemic outbreaks or had contact with cases tested positive), to undergo testing promptly for early identification of infected persons to reduce the transmission risks of COVID-19.
Ends/Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:55
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