Sha Tin lockdown ends, no Covid cases found

Authorities on Friday lifted the lockdown at Golden Glory Court in Sha Tin. As at 1am today, around 400 residents had been tested and no confirmed cases were found.

They had sealed off the residential building at the Golden Lion Garden development at about 7pm on Thursday, after one resident tested preliminary positive for Covid-19.

The Centre for Health Protection says the case involves a 48-year-old man, who works as a cargo handler at the airport. His sample had come back preliminary positive on Wednesday. The fully-vaccinated man had no recent travel history and was asymptomatic.

If the case is classified as a local infection, it will be Hong Kong’s first local case in almost two months.

In addition to locking down the block overnight for testing, the man’s workplace – as well as the venues he visited during the incubation period – have also been included in a compulsory testing notice.

Separately, Hong Kong recorded eight imported Covid cases on Thursday.