More designated areas to come under tighter compulsory testing rules
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Health officials said the current Jordan-Yau Ma Tei designated area will be expanded, along with setting up new designated areas in the Yau Ma Tei-Mong Kok area and in Hung Hom.
Buildings inside these designated areas will be included in the mandatory testing notice once any Covid cases have been found within them. Compulsory testing will also be triggered if sewage checks reveal positive results.
Chui Tak-yi, Under Secretary for Food and Health, said the Jordan-Yau Ma Tei designated area will now be bordered by Nathan Road, Austin Road, Canton Road, and Ferry Point.
The new Yau Ma Tei-Mong Kok area will be bordered by Nathan Road, Kansu Street, Ferry Street, and Dundas Street.
While the new Hung Hom area will be bordered by Station Lane, Dock Street, Po Loi Street, Winslow Street, Hung Hom Road South, and Chatham Road North.
Chui added that the Sham Shui Po designated area will remain.
With more designated areas to come under tighter compulsory testing rules, Hong Kong has seen six more buildings within the designated areas included in the compulsory testing notice.
The buildings include Asian Building in Cheung Sha Wan, Man Fai Building in Jordan, Prospect Building in Yau Ma Tei, Cheong Lok Mansion in Hunghom and buildings on 241 Apliu Street and 115 Shanghai Street.
While two buildings outside the designated areas have also been included in the notice, including Block R of Luk Yeung Sun Chuen in Tsuen Wan and Yan Fu House of Tin Fu Court in Tin Shui Wai.