Dancers from 14 premises rushed to get tested after gazette on mandatory test
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Dancers flocked to community testing centers after the government made it compulsory for people who have visited 14 dance premises to undergo Covid-19 tests.
Some said people took off their masks during dance, while others said even though they remained masked on the dance floor, they had to take off masks to eat.
According to the notice gazetted by the government past midnight, anyone who went to any of the 14 venues from November 1 to yesterday must take the virus test by Tuesday.
Dancers can take deep throat saliva test kits from 47 public clinics, where they can also register for medical consultations and get tested on site.
They can also head to four community test centers, emergency rooms at hospitals, or arrange tests at recognised private laboratories.
They must submit their test results to the government via phone, fax or email by Friday.
If they do not take the test, they will be fined for HK$2,000 and receive a mandatory test order. If they defy the order, they will be fined for HK$25,000 and jailed for six months.
The 14 dance premises are:
1. Chassé on 6/F, W SQUARE, Wan Chai
2. Dance Concept on 7/F, Great Smart Tower, 230 Wanchai Road, Wan Chai
3. Dance Culture on 20/F, Richmond Plaza, 496 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
4. Dance Star Academy on 6/F, Richmond Plaza, 496 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
5. DanzStage Dance Studio on 20/F, 148 Electric Road, Causeway Bay
6. Green Apple International Dance School at Shop 2B, G/F, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O
7. Heavenly Dance on 8/F, 9 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan
8. Hsin Kuang Banquet Hall on 5/F, Yue Xiu Plaza, 3–23 Ning Yuen Street, San Po Kong
9. Kam Lai Wui on 3/F, Golden Era Plaza, Mong Kok
10. Matex Club on 2/F, Park Fook Industrial Building, 615–617 Tai Nan West Street, Sham Shui Po
11. More Dance Fame on 5/F, Chinaweal Centre, 414–424 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai
12. Palladium International Dance Club on 9/F, BCC Building, 25–31 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
13. Shining Star Dance Studio on 22/F, SUP Tower, 75–83 King’s Road, North Point
14. Starlight Dance Club on 32/F, Sunshine Plaza, 353 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai