Gov’t hands out 43,000 rapid test kits

About 43,000 Covid-19 rapid test kits have been given out in multiple districts after the virus was found in sewage samples in Kwun Tong, Sai Kung, Eastern District, Kowloon City and Sha Tin, the government said late on Sunday.

The Home Affairs Department made the arrangements to identify those infected with the coronavirus early. The government said testing was voluntary.

The test kits were given to households, cleaning workers, and property management staff in Sau Wah House and Sau Yee House of Sau Mau Ping Estate, while cleaning and property management staff working in Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate, and Lok Wah South and North Estates were given the tests.

In Sai Kung, the tests were handed out in Yun Ming House of Yung Ming Court, while in Eastern District, they were distributed at Tsui Wan Estate.

The Kowloon City District Office also gave out test kits to people in Oi Man Estate.

Additionally, the tests were handed out at Lok Chuen, Ho Chuen and Yan Chuen Houses of Shui Chuen O Estate.

The government said if people living or working in areas, where sewage samples were found to have Covid, test positive, they should call the government’s 24-hour hotline for assistance.