Blocks in Hung Hom, Tsuen Wan put under lockdown

The government on Friday evening ordered lockdowns for two residential buildings, in Hung Hom and Tsuen Wan, after a resident in each block tested positive for Covid-19.

Residents of Block D of Loong King Mansion on Ma Tau Wai Road and Tai Yuen House on Tai Pa Street are required to undergo a test for the virus and stay at home.

The testing operation in Hung Hom excludes shops and an elderly care home on the ground and first floors of the building.

A government spokesman said the patients from the blocks are carrying a mutant strain of Covid-19 and therefore “the risk of infection in the relevant area is assessed to be likely higher.”

Authorities said they expected to wrap up the operations by around 7am on Saturday.

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Last updated: 2021-01-28 HKT 20:47