Government requires residents of Ching Fai House in Tsz Ching Estate to take compulsory testing

     The Government said today (January 30) that in order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Environmental Protection Department and the Drainage Services Department in collaboration with the cross-disciplinary team of the University of Hong Kong had strengthened the sampling of sewage for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in Ching Fai House of Tsz Ching Estate, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises. As such, the Government exercises the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) and publishes in the Gazette a compulsory testing notice, requiring any person who had been present at Ching Fai House in Tsz Ching Estate during the specified period to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test.
     The Government strongly reminds members of the public to strictly follow the compulsory testing requirements and undergo testing on time as required. The above compulsory testing requirement applies to those who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination course as well. They are advised to closely monitor their health conditions. They should seek medical attention and undergo testing even if they have only mild symptoms.
     Details of the compulsory testing notice are available on the website of the Centre for Health Protection, the Department of Health via

Ends/Sunday, January 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 1:17