To Kwa Wan restricted area set

The Government today made a restriction-testing declaration to require people within the specified restricted area in To Kwa Wan to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing for COVID-19.   The restricted area covers Kiu Yu Mansion, 86-94H Lok Shan Road, and Kiu Fat Mansion, 96-106J Lok Shan Road in To Kwa Wan.   The Government said no confirmed cases were recently recorded in these buildings but their sewage samples tested positive. After assessment of the buildings' condition and the potential infection risk, it decided to make a restriction-testing declaration which took effect from 7pm.   Temporary specimen collection stations will be set up at the restricted area and relevant people need to undergo testing before 2am tomorrow. They will be arranged to undergo nucleic acid testing at the stations where staff will collect samples through combined nasal and throat swabs.   The Government will arrange door-to-door specimen collection for people with impaired mobility and seniors.   It aims to finish the exercise at about 7.30am tomorrow.   People in the restricted area who have undergone testing from February 7 to 9 and can provide an SMS notification containing the test results are not required to be tested again. However, they must stay in their premises until everyone in the area has been tested and the results are mostly ascertained.   According to the compulsory testing notice issued today, anyone who had been at these buildings for more than two hours from January 27 to February 9, even if they were not present in the restricted area at the time when the declaration took effect, must undergo compulsory testing by February 11.   The Government has prepared simple food and basic cleaning supplies for the residents restricted by the declaration. The Home Affairs Department has set up a hotline 2835 1473 for these residents to make enquiries and seek assistance.   The Social Welfare Department will also assist those affected.
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