Lockdowns ordered for four buildings across Hong Kong

The government has on Friday locked down four residential buildings in Wan Chai, Happy Valley, Ho Man Tin and Causeway Bay as part of efforts to rein in the spread of Covid-19.

A government spokesman said all residents of Lee Shun Building on Lockhart Road; Block B of The Crescent in Ho Man Tin, and Yuk Sing Building in Happy Valley have to undergo tests overnight after preliminary positive cases were detected in these residential blocks.

Mayland Court in Causeway Bay have also been sealed off for mass testing, after sewage discharged from the building tested positive for the virus.

“It is suspected that there are asymptomatic patients in the building. After risk assessment, we think it is necessary to issue a restriction-testing declaration and compulsory testing notice for the ‘restricted area’ to confirm all persons in the ‘restricted area’ have undergone compulsory testing, so as to break the transmission chain in the district and dispel the worries of residents in the district.” the spokesperson said.

All of the exercises are expected to be complete by 7am on Saturday.