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.

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