Sha Tin Lek Yuen estate virus spread alarm eased

Local | 3 Jun 2020 10:14 am

The Secretary for Health, Sophia Chan Siu-chee  urged residents of a Sha Tin estate not to move out of their homes, despite a cluster of coronavirus patients among their neighbors, RTHK reports.
Some residents of Lek Yuen Estate have been seen packing their bags and leaving the area after six people there were diagnosed with the virus in recent days.
On an RTHK radio program, Chan was asked what she made of calls for residents of the estate to be put under medical surveillance over fears the cluster will spread further.
She said if people go to see a doctor if they feel unwell, this would be just as good a measure.
Chan also said that she had not been notified by education officials of any need to close schools in the area.
The cluster of cases at Lek Yuen emerged at the weekend, after a 34-year-old woman and her husband came down with Covid-19.
Since then, four other residents have been confirmed to have the virus.
Two colleagues of the woman and a paramedic who treated her have also been infected.

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