Source: GovHK

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

The Government announced today (January 8) 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 40 000 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:
  • Eastern District – residential premises around Tai Foo Street (See Annex)
  • North District – Wo Hop Shek Village, Wo Hing Tsuen, Regalia Villa, Wealthy Villas, Century Court, Fortune House, Parkford Garden, Magdalene Garden, Royal Knoll and Fai Ming Estate
  • Wong Tai Sin District – Grand View Garden, Regent on the Hill and King Lai Court

Please refer to the press release for details