Covid scare hits Tai Po, ‘zero infection’ streak at risk

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

A Tai Po resident was said to have contracted the coronavirus today, with sewage samples in Tai Po tested positive for the mutant coronavirus, according to the Centre for Health Protection.

Health officials said the samples contain a very high viral load.

The case, if confirmed, would end Hong Kong’s 16-day streak of ‘zero local infections’.

In view of the preliminary positive case, the government has today ordered those who stayed in a specific area in Tai Po to undergo compulsory testing.

The specific area covers places including Yat Nga Court, King Nga Court, Tak Nga Court, Classical Gardens, Dynasty View, Grand Dynasty View, The Balmoral, Ting Wai Monastery, Ha Wun Yiu village and Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Primary School.

Any person who had been present within the area for more than two hours at any time during the period from June 10 to June 23 must get tested by June 25.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong has seen two imported cases today, including a domestic helper arriving in the city from Indonesia and a sailor who arrived in Hong Kong but did not disembark.

The helper was found to be carrying the mutant L452R Covid strain.