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Government follows up on positive results of sewage surveillance and appeals to residents to undergo virus testing
     The Government announced today (June 15) 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 200 000 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:
  • Tsuen Wan District – Shek Wai Kok Estate, Cheung Shan Estate, Luk Yeung Sun Chuen, The Cairnhill, Fairview Garden, The Cliveden, Tsuen Fung Centre, Waldorf Centre, Fou Wah Centre and Bellagio
  • Kwun Tong District – Richland Gardens
  • Wan Chai District – Greenville Gardens, Beverly Court, Moon Fair Mansion, Mandarin Villa, Miramar Villa, 1 Shiu Fai Terrace and 8 Shiu Fai Terrace, Silver Fair Mansion, Stubbs Villa, Shiu Fai Terrace Garden, Sheffield Garden, K. Y. Mansion, Kensington Court, Chantilly, Golden Fair Mansion, Josephine Court, Elizabeth House, Lockhart House, Golden Jubilee House, Wah Fat Mansion, Wai Sun Building, Hyde Centre, Fook Gay Mansion, Jet Foil Mansion, Lockhart House, Dandenong Mansion, Kei Wa Building, Besthing Mansion, Ascot Mansion, Chi King Court and 427 Lockhart Road

     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/Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:45
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