Several buildings locked down for Covid testing

The government on Monday imposed lockdowns on a number of buildings in Tsing Yi, Sha Tin, Tung Chung, Yuen Long and Kwun Tong, after sewage samples there tested positive for Covid-19.

The buildings are Chun Ho House of Ching Chun Court, Shun Wo House of Wo Che Estate, Sau Yin House of Sau Mau Ping Estate, Fuk Yat House and Yu Yat House of Yat Tung (I) Estate, as well as Heng Fu House and Heng Chi House of Tin Heng Estate.

A government spokesman said they believe there are asymptomatic patients in the buildings, adding that the risk of infection in those blocks are higher.

The operations in Tsing Yi and Kwun Tong are expected to be completed on Tuesday morning, while the ones in Sha Tin, Tung Chung and Yuen Long will finish in the afternoon.