HAD distributes complimentary COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff in Wong Tai Sin, Southern, Tsuen Wan and Central and Western Districts (with photos)
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     ‚ÄčIn light of positive test results for the COVID-19 virus from sewage samples collected in Wong Tai Sin, Southern, Tsuen Wan and Central and Western Districts, the Home Affairs Department (HAD) said today (June 6) that the Wong Tai Sin District Office (WTSDO), the Southern District Office (SDO), the Tsuen Wan District Office (TWDO) and the Central and Western District Office (C&WDO) have distributed a total of about 357 000 COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in the Districts.
 
     The WTSDO and the SDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Tung Tau (II) Estate in Wong Tai Sin District and Repulse Bay Garden, Repulse Bay Apartments, The Repulse Bay, Repulse Bay Towers, Grosvenor Place, Repulse Bay Mansions, Fair Wind, 119 Repulse Bay Road, Lei Tung Estate, Yue On Court, Sham Wan Towers, Ap Lei Chau Centre, Coble Court, Marina South, Billion Court, Command Tower, Happy View Building and Yee On Building in Southern District for voluntary testing through the property management companies.
 
     The TWDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Park Island, Hong Kong Garden, Hong Kong Garden Yale Villa, Sea Crest Villa Phase 1 to 4, Anglers' Bay, Royal Sea Crest, Villa Alfavista and Lung Tang Court for voluntary testing through the property management companies and contact points of the estate. The TWDO also arranged to distribute rapid test kits to households living in Tin Liu New Village, Ma Wan Main Street Village Central, Ma Wan Main Street Village North, Ma Wan Main Street Village South, Ma Wan Main Street Village East, Ma Wan Fishermen Block, Sham Tseng Village, Yuen Tun Village, Tsing Lung Tau New Village and Seascape Villa through the Rural Committee, the Village Representatives and non-governmental organisations.
 
     In addition, the C&WDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in residential premises around Staunton Street, Peel Street, Caine Road and Bridges Street for voluntary testing through the property management companies and the owners' corporations. The C&WDO also arranged to distribute rapid test kits to households living in "three-nil" buildings in the district for which the sewage samples had tested positive.
 
     The HAD made the above arrangements in the hope of identifying infected persons early.
 
     Members of the public may refer to the demonstration video produced by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) under the Department of Health (DH) via www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzFAUzTtmKk to learn how to use the rapid antigen test (RAT) kit.
 
     Persons testing positive through an RAT should take a photo of the test result and declare the result within 24 hours via the Declaration System for Individuals Tested Positive for COVID-19 Using Rapid Antigen Test (www.chp.gov.hk/ratp). If members of the public encounter difficulties in using the online platform, they can call the automated system at 183 6119 to register their identification document and telephone number. The CHP under the DH will contact the relevant person later to complete the report procedure. There is no need to declare negative test results.
 
     The Government appeals for the co-operation of members of the public to safeguard the health of themselves and their families by undergoing testing on a voluntary basis and fighting the virus together. The Government urges all individuals who are in doubt about their own health condition, or individuals with infection risks (such as individuals who visited places with epidemic outbreaks or had contact with cases that tested positive), to undergo testing promptly for early identification of infected persons to reduce the transmission risks of COVID-19.

Ends/Monday, June 6, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:38

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