Government follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing

     The Government announced today (March 27) 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 many areas, indicating that there may be hidden cases in the premises within these areas.
Rapid test
     As regards positive sewage testing results with relatively high viral loads in the following areas, the respective District Offices will distribute about 145 000 sets of the COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits to a total of about 145 000 residents, cleaning workers and property management staff working in the following areas starting from tomorrow (March 28) for them to take the test on their own, in order to help identify infected persons:
  • North District - Cheung Lung Wai Estate, Royal Green, 8 Royal Green, Glorious Peak, Yung Shing Court, Cheong Shing Court and Fai Ming Estate
  • Kwai Tsing District - Tierra Verde, Villa Esplanada, Broadview Garden, Tsing Yi Garden, Mount Haven, Greenfield Garden and Grand Horizon
  • Eastern District - Yiu Tung Estate, Tung Chun Court, Tung Shing Court, Fung Yuen Building, Hung Lee Building, Sun Lee Building, Tung On Building, Winner Mansion, The Fork House, i.UniQ Residence, Marina Lodge, Aldrich House, Kwok Hing Building, Douvres Building, Ka Yue Building, Fu King Building, Wing Hing Building, Tuck Wun Mansion, 341-343 Shau Kei Wan Road, 345 Shau Kei Wan Road, 348-350 Shau Kei Wan Road, 370-372 Shau Kei Wan Road, 9-11 Nam On Street, 13-15 Nam On Street, Chung Chai Building, Grand Metro East, Sun Cheong Building, Hyde Castle, Yick Ga Building and Lee Fat Mansion
  • Wong Tai Sin District - Grand View Garden, Kingsford Terrace, Fu Shan Estate, King Shan Court, King Lai Court, Sun Lai Garden and King Hin Court

     Members of the public may refer to ( for enquiries relating to the use of the RAT kits.
     When using an RAT kit, please pay attention to and follow the instructions from the manufacturer to perform the test and read the result properly. It is advisable to record the displayed result by taking a photo immediately after reading. Users should wash their hands before and after performing the tests, and avoid placing non-essential items within the specimen collection area. After completing the test, wrap and seal all components of the test kit carefully and dispose properly. If the household environment is contaminated during the specimen collecting process, disinfection should be conducted with 1 in 49 diluted bleach solution or 70 per cent alcohol.
     People who obtained a positive result through an RAT for the first time can report via the online platform "Declaration System for individuals tested positive for COVID-19 using Rapid Antigen Test" ( If individuals encounter difficulties using the online platform, they can call the automated system at 1836 119 to register their identification document and telephone number. The Centre for Health Protection will contact the relevant person later to finish the report procedure.

Ends/Sunday, March 27, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:27