Go to main content
Government follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing
     The Government announced today (May 16) that in order to fight the coronavirus epidemic, the Environmental Protection Department and the Drainage Services Department have been collecting sewage samples for virus testing in all districts, and had detected positive results in some 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 Housing Department and the respective District Offices will commence distributing about 160 000 sets of the COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits to residents, cleaning workers and property management staff working in the following areas for them to take the test on their own, in order to help identify infected persons:
  • Tai Po District – Dai Nam Building, Tai Wo Centre, Serenity Park I and II, Wing Fat Building, 9A-9B Ting Kok Road, Ting Kok Building, Merit Place, Beautiful Garden, Kai Cheong Mansion, Sheung On Building, Full Scene Garden, Fullview Court, Fuller Gardens, La Fontaine, Yu On Mansion, Greenery Plaza, Evergreen Court, Reve Plaza, Shun King Building, Mei Sun Building, Mei Lee Building, Yuet Fat Mansion, Sing Kung Building, Winnye Tower, Wing Fai Garden, Wing Ming Garden, Fuller Gardens (Phase 2) Cinnamon Court, and On Lok Building
  • Kwai Tsing District – Yau Ming Building, Bank Building, Victory Garden, Cheong Shen Mansion, Cheong Wing Mansion, Kwai Dao Building, Kwai Wah Building, Kwai Loong Building, On Shing Building, Yi Wo Building, Kam Heng Building, Kong Sheng Mansion, Kwai Chung Fa Yuen, Hover Court, Yi Fung Court, Greenknoll Court and Cho Yiu Chuen
  • Sha Tin District – Granville Garden, Mei Chung Court, Mei Shing Court, Mei Pak Court, Heung Fan Liu – Pak Tin Village Section 5 and Heung Fan Liu New Village, Parkview Garden, and Mei Lam Estate
     Members of the public may refer to (www.coronavirus.gov.hk/rat/eng/rat.html) 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 of them 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" (www.chp.gov.hk/ratp). If individuals encounter difficulties using the online platform, they can call the automated system at 183 6119 to register their identification document and telephone number. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health will contact the relevant person later to finish the report procedure.
Ends/Monday, May 16, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:30
Today's Press Releases