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More areas cordoned off due to preliminary positive cases

A tram makes its way through a street market in the North Point district of Hong Kong on Nov 5, 2021. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

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

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.

The government said it expected to finish all four targeted testing operations by 7 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.

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.

The government said it expected to finish all four targeted testing operations by 7 am Friday.   

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