Government to stop using Chun Yeung Estate as quarantine center from late July

Local | 27 Jun 2020 3:00 pm

The government has announced to cease the use of Chun Yeung Estate as quarantine center in end of July as the Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong has started to stabilize.

A spokesperson of the government said in a statement yesterday that the public estate in Fo Tan will be reopen after claring and thoroughly disinfecting the 4,800 units in the five blocks.

The Housing Authority will then carry out detailed inspection to the condition of the estate and conduct restoration works and acceptance testings before letting prospective tenants to return.

It is estimated that prospective tenants of the Estate will move in by two batches, striving for intake of the first batch prospective tenants commencing in late August, whereas intake of prospective tenants of units in the blocks requiring more extensive restoration works starting from end October this year.”

The spokesperson also said the coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong had been easing gradually with the number of confirmed cases maintaining at low level and the most infected patients needed to be housed in quarantines centers are the ones returning from elsewhere.

The government will be providing 1,5000 quarantine units in total in the future, as 700 more units will be available by end of July at the government's new quarantine facilities in Penny's Bay.

Chun Yeung Estate has been used as quarantine center since February to accommodate infected patients returning from high risk places such as the virus's epicenter Wuhan in Hubei province and the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Over 7,700 people have been quarantined at the estate.

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