HAD distributes complimentary COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff in Kwai Tsing, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Southern Districts
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     ‚ÄčIn light of positive test results for the COVID-19 virus from sewage samples collected in Kwai Tsing, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Southern Districts , the Home Affairs Department (HAD) said today (September 14) that the Kwai Tsing District Office (K&TDO), the Tuen Mun District Office (TMDO), the Yuen Long District Office (YLDO) and the Southern District Office (SDO) have distributed a total of about 298 000 COVID-19 rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in the Districts.

     The K&TDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Cheung Fat Estate, Ching Wang Court, Ching Tai Court, Ching Nga Court, Wah Fung Garden, Happy Villa, Greenwood Regency, Phases 1 to 3 of Greenwood Villas, Chung Shan Lodge and Chung Shan Terrace for voluntary testing through the property management companies and the owners' corporations. The K&TDO also distributed rapid test kits to residents living in Kau Wa Keng New and Old Villages for voluntary testing through the Village Representative and the village office.
                                                                                    
     The TMDO also distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Yick Yuen Tsuen, Yick Yuen Tsuen Pak Kit Garden, Tuen Tsz Wai, Tuen Tsz Wai Shui Fung Garden, Tuen Mun San Tsuen, E Lu, 3, 7 and 84-90 Lam Tei Main Street, Lam Tei Tsuen and residential premises around Yan Ching Street and Tak Ching Court for voluntary testing through the property management companies, the owners' corporations, the mutual aid committee, the resident representative and the Village Representatives.
      
     The YLDO also distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Tin Chung Court for voluntary testing through the property management company.
      
     In addition, the SDO distributed rapid test kits to households, cleansing workers and property management staff living and working in Lei Tung Estate, Yue On Court, Marina Habitat and Sham Wan Towers for voluntary testing through the property management companies.

     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/Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:33

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