No cases found at North Point, Tuen Mun lockdowns

Health authorities on Wednesday said no cases had been found at two overnight Covid testing lockdowns in North Point and Tuen Mun.

Phase three of Maple Garden on Kin Wah Road in North Point was sealed off on Tuesday at about 7 pm for mandatory testing, after a positive case, involving a mutant strain, was identified in the block.

The cases involves a 48-year-old man, who works at CITIC Securities in North Point and last went to work on January 5. He is a close contact of another man from North Point, who had previously contracted the coronavirus. Authorities tested 75 people in the block.

About a hour later, health authorities also sealed off Block 3 of Po Tin Estate on Ming Kum Road, Tuen Mun, where a 51-year-old female Penny’s Bay security guard lives. She has tested preliminary positive, involving a mutant strain. Authorities tested 1,249 residents. The lockdown was lifted at 7 am.

The Centre for Health Protection on Tuesday reported 21 Covid cases, eight of them local infections linked to past cases. They include a man connected to a pharmacy in the H.A.N.D.S shopping mall in Tuen Mun. Two of his relatives were preliminary positive.
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Last updated: 2022-01-12 HKT 08:08