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124 COVID-19 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 124 additional COVID-19 cases. More cases were detected in Kwai Chung Estate. There are also more than 70 preliminary positive cases.   Among the newly reported cases, 33 are related to Kwai Chung Estate, bringing the total number of positive and preliminary positive cases in the estate to 276.   One more positive case was found after an earlier confirmed case occurred at Glory Court, Tsuen Wan Garden, both of them live in units 5 but on two different floors. The centre has co-ordinated with related government departments and conducted an inspection today.    It was preliminarily considered that vertical transmission of virus via pipes is involved.   The centre will issue quarantine orders to residents of unit 5 on all floors of the building who resided there during the incubation period of the relevant cases and transfer them to a quarantine facility.   As it is possible that virus might be ejected from the open

Tai Kok Tsui operation ends

The Government completed the compulsory testing and enforcement operation in the Tai Kok Tsui restricted area with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration 8pm yesterday, requiring people in Tower 6, Island Harbourview to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. About 760 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation which ended this morning, around 380 people were checked and no one was found breaching the compulsory testing requirement.   Government staff also visited about 280 households, with around 40 did not answer the door. They should contact the Government as soon as possible to arrange testing.   The Government reminded that people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from May 3 to 23 should get tested by May 25 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.  
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