286 sent to test result holding center test negative

Local | 23 Apr 2020 5:30 pm

Under Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Chui Tak-yi, said today all 286 travelers sent to the holding center for test result at the Regal Oriental Hotel in Kowloon City yesterday have tested negative for the coronavirus as at 4:18pm today.

All asymptomatic travelers who land at the airport in afternoons or at nights are mandated to wait for test results at the hotel.

Tsui said this will not bring extra risks to the community as the travelers will leave the hotel and go home or to a designated place to continue completion of the 14-day compulsory quarantine and that officers from law enforcement agencies and security guards are also stationed at the hotel.

Travelers tested positive will be sent to hospitals by government vehicles and their close contacts will be sent to quarantine centers.

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