Carmel Cove testing ends with no new cases found

The government on Friday evening ended its compulsory Covid-19 testing exercise at Tower 11 of Carmel Cove at the Caribbean Coast residential estate in Tung Chung.

The huge 52-storey block had been sealed off on Thursday evening, after a domestic helper, and the baby she takes care of, both came down with mutated strains of the coronavirus, the first local variant infection from an unknown source.

All of the 950 test results have come back negative but occupants will still have to complete 21 days of quarantine, as the lockdown is linked to a mutated strain.

The helper had arrived in Hong Kong in 2019 and didn’t have a recent travel history.