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HK cordons off 5 buildings to stave off potential outbreak

Government staff members register people subject to compulsory testing in the "restricted area" to undergo testing at Kam Huen House (Block F), Kam Fung Court, 638 Sai Sha Road, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong, Jan 6, 2022. (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG – The government on Thursday night cordoned off buildings in Ap Lei Chau, North Point, Happy Valley, Tai Po and Ma On Shan after some residents tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19 mutant strains.

A total of around 3,330 residents were tested and no positive cases were detected. The five targeted testing operations were completed by 9:30 am Friday.

In a statement, the government said it set up a restricted area at 7 pm in Pik On House (Block C), Yue On Court, Ap Lei Chau for a targeted testing operation.

A total of around 3,330 residents were tested and no positive cases were detected. The five targeted testing operations were completed by 9:30 am Friday

Government staff also cordoned off Block 3, Phase 1, City Garden, 233 Electric Road, North Point at 7:05 pm and 18-19 Fung Fai Terrace, Happy Valley at 7:30 pm.

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Another restricted area was also set up at 8 pm in Mei Sun Building, 4-20 Kau Hui Chik Street, Tai Po, excluding the shops on the ground floor and residential care home for the elderly from the first to the third floor.

At 10 pm, Kam Huen House (Block F) of Kam Fung Court in Ma On Shan was cordoned off in a similar operation.

Residents were required to stay in their homes and to have themselves tested for COVID-19 at temporary specimen collection stations. The government arranged for door-to-door specimen collection for people with impaired mobility and elderly persons.

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